Summertime temperatures are sticking with Green Country as we head into the long Labor Day weekend.
A very weak cold front has drifted into northeastern Oklahoma. Now this front won’t bring a huge impact to our temperatures overall, but it will be a focal point for a few isolated storms to randomly pop up anywhere across eastern Oklahoma during the day. Most of us will stay dry, but a few hit-or-miss heavy downpours are possible.
Outside of any downpours, it’ll be another very warm and muggy one with light winds and highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Heat index values will climb back to the mid 90s.
We’re still set up for toasty, but overall calm weather to be outside for Labor Day weekend! Lows in the upper 60s and highs around 90 look common for both Saturday and Sunday, with generally dry conditions. The humidity will continue, pushing afternoon heat index values into the upper 90s. The late summer heat will build a bit more for Labor Day, with highs up into the lower 90s and heat index around 100.
We’re continuing to eye a potential big-time cold front for the middle of next week. The timing is still not totally settled, but our confidence on that front actually making it here is increasing. The upper level pattern change will shift into a more favorable setup for that front to initially ooze into western Oklahoma Tuesday, then surge into eastern Oklahoma by late Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible along and behind that front, with gusty north winds and much cooler temperatures by Wednesday. The exact timing and depth of that cool air is still to be determined, but trends look good for a taste of fall by mid to late next week! Stay tuned!
I hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful holiday weekend, Green Country! You can follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest.