Big-Time Heat Fri-Sat; Cooler Next Week 5:00 p.m. Thu 24 July 2014
Upper level high pressure and south-southwesterly surface winds set the stage for a typical mid-summer heat this weekend.
However, there’s good news in the 7-Day Forecast as the upper high retreats westward early next week. This allows another cold front to be driven southward with northerly flow aloft, passing sometime Monday.
A well-defined upper trough is projected by several different computer solutions to pass through Tuesday-Wednesday providing a chance of thunderstorms and mild temperatures for what’s normally the hottest part of the year.
- 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.