A Few Storms This Evening; Front Friday Morning, Rain Sunday
5:20 p.m. Wed 1 April 2015
A weak mid-level wave will generate scattered showers and thunderstorms as it moves eastward this evening; an isolated severe storm is possible, but thick cloud cover today has limited daytime heating, keeping the air somewhat more stable than to our south.
Strong southerly winds overnight along with mostly cloudy skies will keep temperatures quite mild, in the low to mid-60s.
A surface cold front moves into northern Oklahoma during the day Thursday and into Texoma sometime late Thursday or early Friday; meanwhile a well-defined dry line to our west may be able to kick off an isolated thunderstorm. The overall chances for rain with either feature are low at only 20%.
The front is running a bit slower than expected so I will keep a small chance of rain into Friday morning at 20% followed by mostly sunny afternoon conditions. It will be windy, cooler and much less humid on Friday. Saturday will start out quite chilly with lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s, but lots of sunshine should get us into the upper 60s. A nice day!
Rain returns quickly on Sunday and I expect this to be a wet and quite cool day for early April with temperatures around 60 and occasional showers or thunderstorms. Warmer and windy weather returns into next week.
Here are the numbers:
Tonight: 40% Thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m.….Lows 62 to 64
Thursday: Windy, 20% Storms Late….Highs 80 to 87
Friday: 20% Rain early; clearing, windy and cooler…..64/68
Saturday: Sunny …..40/70
Sunday: 40% Rain, cool…..50/58
Monday: 20% Thunderstorms, windy…..60/78
Tuesday: 20% Thunderstorms, windy…..65/83
Wednesday: 30% Thunderstorms, windy…..61/77
News 12 / Weather Authority