A Nice Cold Front….And A Tropical Update

Tuesday’s cold front brought a nice change in our weather.  Monday we broiled with temperatures above 100, but today we enjoyed temperatures in the 70s and 80s.  The front moved through the OKC metro area during the morning drive with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some areas received just a bit of rain, while others were deluged.  Take a look at a few of these totals:

You can see the wide range in rainfall from hardly anything in parts of Oklahoma county, to nearly 5 inches of rain in Shawnee.  My rain gauge showed a little more than a quarter of an inch on the north side of OKC.  Along with the rain came a significant drop in temperatures.  Now that the cooler weather is here, it will be with us through Thursday.  In fact, tomorrow and Thursday will be very nice with abundant sunshine and low humidity.  High temperatures will be in the mid 80s tomorrow and Thursday before climbing into the low 90s Friday through the weekend.

With the increase in weekend temps, you can also expect more humidity returning to the state, and perhaps a few showers.  The good news is that even though it will heat up again by Friday, I see no 100s in our future.

Let’s shift our attention to the tropics where tropical storm Danielle is moving through the Atlantic.  The storm was a hurricane yesterday, but it has temporarily weakened.  It will strengthen again in the coming days.  By Sunday it could have winds over 100 mph.  Thankfully, it looks like it will stay east of the U.S.  Here’s the track:

Rick

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