Warm and breezy again, severe weather expected tonight
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 19:00
Stay tuned for important updates on Friday's weather! Models are in pretty good agreement on the timing of the storms but will continue to monitor the models throughout the day and update the forecast as needed so stay up to date and be weather aware.
Cooler, less humid conditions are expected after the passage of this front with 50s likely for Thursday. Another storm system is on its heels for rain likely Friday and Saturday.
The graphic above shows the first upgrade to a higher chance of severe weather in southeast Lower with the Thursday storm system.
Tue: High: 80 Low: 57 Mostly sunny and breezy. Winds S 15-30, gusting up to 35 miles per hour.
Strong to severe storms, with large hail and damaging winds, will be possible. IF there is going to be a tornado (which is a very small chance) it would be when storms initially develop so something to be aware of.
A cold front will slide into northern Oklahoma by tomorrow morning, sparking a few showers and storms. Look for lows in the 40s (as compared to the 60°+ this morning) and highs trapped in the middle 50s. Winds S/N 5-15 miles per hour. More heavy rainfall is likely at the end of the week, which may be coupled with severe storms for some of us. Winds N 5-10 miles per hour. High temperatures will be in the middle 70s.
A second, more powerful upper-level wave will override that surface front stretched across the state, creating widespread heavy rain and storms along and north of that frontal boundary as air rises up and over it ahead of the low pressure.
Since the expected storm track has shifted north about 100 miles, southern Lower will get into the warm sector of the storm.