UPDATE: 10:05 p.m. No changes to the forecast. Here's wishing for you a great weekend - Steve ========================================
A Scorcher through Tuesday; Rain Potential Later Next Week 5 p.m. Fri 22 August 2014
The upper-level ridge struggled much of this summer to establish itself over the southern portion of the U.S. and the result was rather mild and showery weather for much of July and through the first half of August. Now, the ridge has made its presence known with a large area of clear skies evident on the satellite imagery and widespread temperatures in the upper 90s and upward.
The next hope for rain comes in the period Wednesday-Thursday as a frontal boundary moves our way, and the upper ridge weakens. The models disagree by about 24 hours on the timing of this system but both show a similar potential for rain, along with cooler weather.
In the meantime, There’s a Heat Advisory in effect for the Tulsa area, and while Texoma is not technically within such an advisory, expect uncomfortably hot conditions through the middle of next week.
Please pace yourself in the heat and remain hydrated with plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.
Here are the numbers:
Tonight: Clear and Warm…..Lows 72 to 78 Saturday: Sunny and Very Hot…..Highs 97 to 102 Sunday: Sunny and Very Hot …..75/101 Monday: Sunny and Very Hot …..75/101 Tuesday: Mostly Sunny…..75/99 Wednesday: 20% Showers…..76/96 Thursday: 30% Thunderstorms …..70/92 Friday: Mostly Sunny…..68/92
May You Have a Safe and Fun Weekend!
Steve LaNore Chief Meteorologist News 12 / Weather Authority
- 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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