After another bumpy night, storms will continue to move out of the area this morning as the front moves rapidly southeast. The pattern finally brings a very nice taste of autumnal weather through the weekend before another system nears the state by the middle of next week.
Some of those overnight storms prompted severe thunderstorm warnings along the I-40 corridor region. As the storms impacted the OKC metro, sporadic wind damage occurred with winds estimated between 60 to 80 mph. So far, we’ve discovered no significant damage across eastern or northeastern OK, but that could change later this morning. Thankfully, the severe weather threat has now shifted east of the state.
A few clouds and sprinkles will remain for the early morning hours before drier air arrives with decreasing clouds and afternoon sunshine. Strong northwest winds from 20 to 30 mph will remain for the morning to early afternoon before diminishing early evening. Temps have dropped into the 50s this morning and should rebound into the lower 60s along the OK-KS state line and mid-60s near the metro. Later this evening, clear sky and light winds will allow a rapid drop in temps. We’ll be in the mid-50s by 10 p.m. tonight and into the lower 40s early Saturday morning in the metro with some upper 30s in the valleys of northeastern OK. The weekend pattern looks great with sunshine and pleasant conditions. Highs Saturday will reach the upper 60s and lower 70s and the mid-70s Sunday. The next storm system will near the state Tuesday and Wednesday with at least a few mentions for scattered showers and storms followed by another modest cool-down late next week.
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