I wanted to start off by updating the Wind Advisory map. This will go until 6pm tonight for sustained northwest winds from 20-35 mph, with gusts to 40 mph:
With afternoon temperatures in the 40s and 50s, that wind will keep the wind chills in the 30s. Some upper level energy will move across the state . That will keep up partly to mostly cloudy throughout the day. And we could see some very light precipitation:
This is Predictor for later this afternoon. You can see a few sprinkles over central and eastern Oklahoma. I couldn’t rule out a few snow flurries, but it won’t be a big deal. Most of us will stay dry not just today, but for the next week. The wind will diminish a bit by tonight, but with lows from the upper 20s to low 30s Monday morning, wind chills will end up in the 10s. Everyone will need to bundle up heading out the door Monday morning. Our cool-down will last through Monday.
Tuesday will feature a southwest wind. It will be windy and much warmer. Most of us will be in the 60s on Tuesday, but there will likely be some 70s mixed in there. The fire danger will be very high on Tuesday, especially in western Oklahoma. Tuesday’s a great day to get that car wash done before the weather turns again on Wednesday.
Our next front will get here Wednesday bringing more cold air with it. Rain chances are slim to none with this front. Temperatures will remain cold for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Will Rogers World Airport recorded 7/10ths of an inch of rain this month. Average is just over two inches. Since September 1st, they’ve seen 2.92 inches of rain, when the average is 9.67. If we keep getting these dry, windy fronts, the fire weather threat will start to become a major issue. We need rain–soon.