UPDATE: 9:10 p.m. Thunderstorms forming along the stalled front this evening are more robust than expected, and they may last til midnight or so. Steering currents are very weak so they are dumping a lot of rain.
I have boosted the chances of rain this evening to 30 percent. No other changes - Steve ============
Front Bears Watching for Holiday Weekend 5:00 p.m. Friday 29 June 2015
A weak frontal boundary over southern Oklahoma sets the stage for isolated thunderstorms this evening; they will dissipate by 10 p.m. The front washes out overnight and skies should be sunny tomorrow with no rain expected.
Look for hot and humid weather to dominate through the week with highs and lows near the seasonal averages.
The flow at the steering winds level continues to be out of the north and northwest; this is what brought last Friday’s front to Texoma. This pattern looks to bring another front our way as we move into the Holiday weekend, so I am going to put a chance of storms in for Friday and Saturday.
The chance of rain will depend on where the front winds up; if it remains to our north we’ll have lower prospects for rain while a push to the Red River would make for greater rain prospects.
So the weekend forecast is a bit tricky; stay tuned.
Here are the numbers:
Tonight: 30% Evening storms, then clearing late tonight….Lows 70 to 74 Tuesday: Sunny and Hot ….Highs 92 to 96 Wednesday: Sunny, Windy and Hot…..73/95 Thursday: Partly Cloudy, Windy…..73/95 Friday: 40% Thunderstorms…..73/92 Saturday: 40% Thunderstorms …..71/90 Sunday: Sunny Skies, Windy…..73/92 Monday: Sunny Skies…..74/95
Steve LaNore Chief Meteorologist News 12 / Weather Authority
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