The Look Of Summer

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 3:26 am
By: News On 6

Our pattern finally resembles more of a summer look. But we’ll continue to mention a chance of isolated storms for the next few days. Like yesterday, most locations will miss out. But also like yesterday, if you do experience a storm, heavy rainfall and strong winds will be likely. Some golf ball sized hail was reported in Tulsa yesterday with the small but severe cell that developed around 6pm.

The ridge of high pressure in the mid levels of our atmosphere will stay intact until around Thursday when data suggests it should move slightly west and loose a little of it’s identity.

Meanwhile the main upper level trough over the Great Lakes will deepen and allow the tail end of a cold front to back door its way through Northeastern OK Friday night into Saturday morning. I have a 30% shot currently for storms during this time period but may increase those probabilities tomorrow just a hair. If everything goes as planned, the best time period will be overnight Friday into early Saturday morning and most of the weekend for NE Ok appears pretty to be in nice shape.

Our consecutive day streak of shower or storms somewhere in our area will be at 40 today IF we see a shower or storm. Odds are the streak will continue. But most folks will miss out.

Alan Crone