Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms In Green Country; Highs Reach 80

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Sunday, July 21st 2024, 7:53 am

By: News On 6


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Unseasonably mild conditions is set to continue with below-normal high temperatures throughout the weekend and a likelihood of intermittent showers, as early as Saturday, but higher chances late Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.

What is the weather like this weekend?

Another pleasant afternoon was on Friday, with daytime highs reaching the upper 80s in the north, accompanied by abundant sunshine and a northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph. This pattern will enable a storm system to approach the state this weekend with increasing chances for a few showers and storms. Some storm activity may affect the far western sections early Saturday morning before diminishing as it moves eastward by midday to afternoon. Some of this activity could survive into northeastern OK Saturday afternoon. Slightly higher chances will be expected Saturday evening into early Sunday morning. However, severe weather is not anticipated.

Weekend weather outlook.

High temps and heat index into next week.

The upper airflow supports a ridge of high pressure to our west and a developing mid-level trough across the Central Plains. This trough will remain disconnected from the upper airflow for a few days before moving east by the middle of next week.

This pattern creates the potential for showers and storms and the associated cloud cover, which will keep our daytime highs well below the seasonal averages. Even though some low-level moisture is returning this weekend, no significant heat index values will occur. The possibility of a few additional showers or storms will persist early next week, mostly across the extreme eastern sections of the area, until the mid-level trough shifts eastward. We expect the normal July heat and humidity to return by the end of next week.

EMSA HEAT SAFETY TIPS:

  1. PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours before and during long exposure to the summer heat.
  2. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide-brimmed hat if working outdoors, and take plenty of shade breaks.
  3. No alcohol or caffeine.
  4. If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day.
  5. Don’t limit your use of air conditioning.
  6. Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.
  7. Keep a cell phone on you at all times when outdoors, including walking, running daily errands, yard work or sports and physical activity.


Outages Across Oklahoma:

Northeast Oklahoma has various power companies and electric co-operatives, many with overlapping areas of coverage. Below is a link to various outage maps.

PSO Outage Map

OG&E Outage Map

VVEC Outage Map

Indian Electric Cooperative (IEC) Outage Map

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives Outage Map - (Note Several Smaller Co-ops Included)

The Alan Crone morning weather podcast link from Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/03KuCPYyb4hNFyC42Yo6Bt

The Alan Crone morning weather podcast link from Apple:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/weather-out-the-door/id1499556141?i=1000656145416

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