Very warm and muggy weather is with us for another day as we kick things back into gear after the holiday. A strong cold front is on the way, but parts of Green Country will feel a much bigger impact than others later this week.
First off for our Tuesday: The late summer muggies continue. Another warm morning will help propel us toward a toasty afternoon, with highs back in the upper 80s to near 90, and heat index values well into the 90s. By late afternoon and evening, some scattered thunderstorms will be possible, especially northwest of Tulsa.
And by tonight, that strong cold front will be approaching Green Country after diving across western Oklahoma. But, that front is going to slow way down and eventually stall out over eastern Oklahoma from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as the upper level system driving the cold front also stalls out. This looks to set us up for a couple days where we have a major range of temperatures and seasons across eastern Oklahoma.
By Wednesday morning, that front looks to be very near the Tulsa metro and roughly the Highway 69/75 corridor. If it plays out this way, west of Tulsa we’re looking at lows in the 50s! But east of Tulsa, we’ll still be in the 70s with humid conditions. And keep in mind, if that front slows down, we will be warmer.
That front will move very little on Wednesday, and the wide range will continue for the afternoon hours. We could be in the 60s west of Tulsa Wednesday afternoon, upper 70s to near 80 in Tulsa, and still dealing with highs in the upper 80s east of Tulsa. Again, if the front is even slower, then we’ll be warmer. A few off-and-on showers or storms are possible as well.
Thursday very well could follow a similar pattern, as that front again will be mostly stalled out across our area. In general, it looks like a good fall cool-down west of Tulsa, 70s in the Tulsa metro, and still quite warm in the 80s east of Tulsa. Scattered storms also look like a better bet on Thursday as well.
By Friday that stalled-out system starts to get a move on, and our temperatures will level out a little bit. Off-and-on showers will start to wane a bit, and while we won’t get a huge blast of fall areawide, it does still look pleasant with lows in the 60s and highs in the lower 80s Friday. A slightly drier weather pattern should set up for the weekend.
I hope you have a great Tuesday, 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.