A Pattern Of Pleasant Weather Underway

Monday, August 3rd 2020, 6:39 am
By: News On 6, Alan Crone

TULSA, Okla. -

Another very pleasant weather day is expected across northeastern OK and the surrounding vicinity with north winds and temps below the seasonal averages.

Highs this afternoon will stay in the mid-80s with no heat index. A few showers will remain possible west of I-35 this afternoon but should remain away from our immediate area for another day or so before chances slowly migrate eastward. We’ll have increasing probabilities for eastern OK Wednesday and Thursday morning as disturbances are likely both mornings triggering showers and storms along the northwest flow. Severe weather is not expected but one or two storms could deliver gusty winds or small hail.

The mid-level ridge of high pressure, currently well west, will also expand by the end of the week bringing back the 90s to eastern OK. More importantly, south winds will return by Wednesday and this will signal the beginning of more typical moisture profiles for August. We’ll be factoring some heat index values Friday into the weekend with the potential for heat advisories for part of northeastern OK this weekend. Enjoy the next few days, Summer returns soon.

A strong and deep upper trough is located across the Midwest and Great Lakes region while the mid-level ridge of high pressure is centered across southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and influencing a large portion of the western third of the nation. Hot weather remains in these areas with unseasonably cooler conditions across the Midwest and northeastern third of the nation. Oklahoma is positioned favorably between these two features and will benefit from pleasant conditions relative to early August. The ridge is expected to slowly expand eastward over the next few days with the northwest flow pattern becoming more active for the middle of the week. Showers and storms will develop along this feature and should be nearing a part of our area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and again Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. By the end of the week, the ridge will be close enough to keep the rain chances out and bring the heat back into the state. The low-level flow will return from the south Wednesday and strengthen into the weekend with a noticeable increase in dew points. The result will be heat index values nearing advisories levels by this weekend.

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Have a super great day!