More Rain Could Be Headed For Oklahoma

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 7:12 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma could see additional rounds of rain over the next several days.

A potent storm system meandered over southwest Texas on Sunday and wasn't expected to move much until Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. Before then, showers and thunderstorms will be possible, particularly across southern Oklahoma and western North Texas.

On Sunday, skies were mostly cloudy and temperatures were held down regionally as a result. Oklahoma temperatures ranged from 51 degrees in Guymon to 64 degrees in McAlester. The high in Frederick, Guthrie and Tulsa was 60 degrees, while 62 degrees was the reported high in Oklahoma City.

Parts of southern Oklahoma and western North Texas, where daytime highs reached 70 degrees in Wichita Falls and 73 degrees in Paris on Sunday, had the greatest chance for severe weather and minor flooding with the storm system, forecasters said.

On Monday, daytime temperatures will continue in the 60s as cloud cover from the system remains extensive. Lows should range from the upper 30s in the northwest to the lower 50s in the east Monday night, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly cloudy conditions in the northwest and mostly cloudy skies with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms elsewhere are expected on Tuesday. Highs should warm, ranging from the upper 60s to middle 70s.

The extended outlook calls for partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain in the east and showers and thunderstorms in southern Oklahoma on Wednesday. Temperatures should reach the 70s statewide before dipping into the 40s and 50s Wednesday night, the weather service said.

Partly to mostly cloudy conditions are forecast for Thursday and Friday, with a chance of rain in the east on Thursday. Highs should cool back into the 60s both days and lows ranging from 30s in the northwest to the 50s in the east are expected.