Mother's Day: Hot Times Ahead?

Upper High Keeps a Tight Grip on Texoma skies through Mother’s Day; Severe Storms Running Scarce this Year
5:00 Tue 8 May 2018

An unseasonably strong high will dominate the upper-level weather pattern through the weekend. This means hotter weather than typical along with very low chances for rain or thunderstorms.

This pattern is not unheard of, the last time that we had a hot May was in 2012, and in 2006 most recently before that. It’s safe to say that it’s been far from typical the past five years, though.

Also, we’ve seen only a little severe weather this spring, and as we enter mid-May we move past the typical peak of Texoma storm season. So, we’re likely to end up with a much-below-average severe weather season here.

However, don’t let this give you a sense of false security: tornado season lasts until early June and as you know tornadoes can happen in any month of the year.

Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
News 12 / Weather Authority