Happy Labor Day! We’ve got some steamy weather for the holiday, and yes we’re still tracking that cold front for later this week – but there are still lots of questions to answer about that.
But first thing’s first: It’s summertime in full force on this Labor Day. Sunshine continues with holiday highs in the lower-mid 90s, and heat index values around 100. Steady south winds continue as well, with some gusts over 25 mph at times, so waters may be a bit choppy if you plan to be out on an area lake.
Very warm and muggy weather sticks with us on Tuesday, as this long-talked about cold front starts to move into western Oklahoma. Green Country will stay out ahead of that front for much of the day, with morning lows in the 70s and afternoon highs back around 90 degrees. Meanwhile, parts of western Oklahoma could be in the 40s and 50s behind that front!
Now, here’s where things start to get very tricky. That front should make it at least partially into eastern Oklahoma by Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, with a cooler morning and a brisk north breeze. However, it appears it will stall out across our viewing area once this happens as the upper level system driving that front in stalls out to our west. There is a very real chance we could have a huge range of temperatures Wednesday afternoon, from the 60s west of Tulsa to the 80s to near 90 east of Tulsa. Scattered showers and storms will be possible near the front as well.
That front should eventually make very slow eastward progress across Green Country on Thursday as well. But again given the upper level setup, it’s starting to look like we won’t get the full brunt of that cooler air to surge across our viewing area. Having said that, we would still be looking at some nice temperatures to wrap up the week, with lows in the 60s and highs in the upper 70s or lower 80s. Those details may very well still change depending on the exact position of that front, so stay tuned.