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Hot Wednesday, Front Thursday, Football-Friendly Friday
5:00 p.m. Tue 30 September 2014

Look for a warm night ahead for this time of year thanks to increasing cloud cover and a steady southerly breeze. Lows will range from the upper 60s to low 70s.

We ring in October on a hot note with highs generally between 89 and 94 degrees along with gusty southerly winds up to 25 mph. However, the heat won’t last very long because a cold front will pass through Thursday and bring scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms our way. A few strong storms are possible with a well-defined mid-level trough moving along with the front., and strong daytime heating.

The strong storm window will be contingent on the speed of the front as all of the potentially severe weather will be from 2 p.m. onward; right now the timing suggests basically areas located east of Highway 69/75 are in the threat zone.

In fact rain chances Thursday will decrease as your head westward, from 80% east to 40% west. Therefore, the average Thursday rain chance for the 7-Day Forecast will be posted as 60%.

This will be a quick rain event; a dry and mild high-pressure cell quickly takes control of Texoma skies for the weekend. I expect clear cool nights and sunny warm days from Friday through Sunday. There’s no rain elsewhere in my extended outlook after Thursday’s front and trough pass.

On the downside: it looks like unseasonably hot weather will return early next week as we get back into the 90-degree range once again.

Here are the numbers:

Tonight: Low Clouds Form Late…..Lows 68 to 72
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy, Windy…..Highs 89 to 94
Thursday: 60% Showers or Thunderstorms…..72/86
Friday: Mostly Sunny, Windy and Cooler…..60/81
Saturday: Sunny Skies…..53/82
Sunday: Sunny Skies …..58/86
Monday: Sunny Skies …..60/89
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny, Windy…..64/90

May You Have a Most Excellent Wednesday!

Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
News 12 / Weather Authority

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