UPDATE: 9:50 p.m. No changes to the forecast. A slight chance of thunderstorms Tuesday, mostly sunny Wed-Thu and our highest hopes for rain during the next seven days will come this weekend. Here's wishing for you a great Tuesday - Steve ====================================
Above Normal Temperatures this Week 4:45 p.m. Mon 1 September 2014
A broad upper high will keep temperatures above normal this week while low-level Gulf flow will maintain a rather humid air mass. Overall temperatures will be about 5 degrees above a typical early September setting.
Meanwhile, there’s a chance a few showers or storms could drift into Texoma late tonight; this is quite uncertain but there’s a weak trough passing by at the mid-levels and the southerly inflow overnight is expected to be moderately strong. These factors increase the potential for storms that form over northern Oklahoma to reach perhaps the Red River before dissipating. Since this is far from certain I’m putting in just a 20 percent chance of late-night rain for areas from Ardmore-Durant northward. I will also include a small chance of showers tomorrow afternoon/evening area wide due to the unknown of where outflow boundaries from tonight’s activity may wind up, along with a little deeper moisture supply tomorrow coming up from the Gulf.
Otherwise, it will be hot and humid with breezy days through Thursday. The wind should ease a bit Friday as a cold front nears; this system offers some potential for rain this weekend. The upper level support will be weak so I’m keeping rain chances at 30 percent for Saturday and Sunday until the timing and coverage becomes clearer.
- TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through late Wednesday for much of the state as stifling heat and humidity continue to affect Oklahoma this week.
- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state emergency across Oklahoma after several wildfires broke out across the state, including a blaze north of Oklahoma City that destroyed at least a half dozen homes and left one man dead.
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