I think the thing most people think about when they hear “Oklahoma” and “weather” is tornadoes. Sure, Oklahoma gets a lot of twisters, but they also endure freezing rain like I can barely believe in the winter. In the summer, though it’s all about the heat.
At 953AM, CT, it was already 85 degrees under the sun in Tulsa. Dew points were in the low 70s across the region, but mostly cloudy skies were providing temporary shade. The tail of a cold front associated with low pressure in the Canadian Maritimes was touching of showers and storms even at this hour over north Texas, which will sap the convective energy in Oklahoma. In fact, there is an inversion across Oklahoma with subsiding post frontal air trapping all manner of smoke and haze in the Tulsa area.
A sharply angled trough will become cutoff and orphan an area of circulation over the southern Rockies through the weekend. This will generate a a bit more southeasterly flow across the southern Plains. This sounds like bad news, but actually, it will pump more moisture into the region, destabilizing the region. Storms will be isolated Saturday, but by Sunday afternoon, expect the area to be rife with shower and thunderstorm activity.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 94, Low 72
Sunday – Scattered showers and storms around, with some isolated showers, High 88, Low 71
TWC: Tomorrow =- Partly cloudy High 91, Low 72
Sunday – Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 88, Low 72
AW: Tomorrow – Partial sunshine; air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups High 92, Low 71
Sunday – Cloudy, a couple of showers and a thunderstorm High 87, Low 71
NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, High 92, Low 71
Sunday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny High 87, Low 71
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 90, Low 71
Sunday – Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 83, Low 71
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with scattered storms High 92, Low 71
Sunday – Partly cloudy with scattered storms, High 86, Low 71
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day.High 95, Low 71
Sunday – Light rain in the evening.High 91, Low 71
A look at the satellite shows some activity across Texas. This is what we will expect in the next few days for eastern Oklahoma as well.