The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office’s “Hazardous Weather Outlook” released at 1 p.m. Saturday stated, “Thunderstorms will continue across western portions of Oklahoma and western north Texas this afternoon ending overnight tonight. Severe storms are not expected.”
The discussion from that Hazardous Weather Outlook showed, “Scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms are ongoing this afternoon across portions of western and central Oklahoma. A frontal boundary remains parked near far southwestern Oklahoma and northern Texas. This front is expected to slowly lift northward this afternoon. As it does, the combination of available moisture and weak to modest instability will result in increased scattered shower and thunderstorm development, mainly across western Oklahoma and western north Texas. Locally heavy rainfall, frequent lightning and gusty winds may accompany stronger storms. Shower and storm activity should diminish with loss of daytime heating, generally ending by midnight.”
The days two through seven portion noted, “Shower and thunderstorm chances will continue from late Sunday into late next week. A series of upper level storm systems will move across the central and southern plains and with abundant moisture at least isolated storms will be possible essentially any day. The better chance of more widespread and perhaps heavier rainfall will occur from late Sunday into Tuesday as a cold front moves through Oklahoma and north Texas.”
OTHER WEATHER NOTES:
– The Oklahoma Mesonet weather network site at Jay dipped to 48.8 degrees at 6:35 a.m. Saturday and the site at Miami to 49 degrees at 5:20 a.m.
– Rainfall summaries by climate division for the last 30 days, Aug. 15 – Sept. 13, showed a statewide .61 inches, that is the second driest (since 1921) for that time period, 2.56 inches below normal. The 30-day rainfall summary also shows that seven of the nine Oklahoma climate divisions had individual top 5 driest time period for Aug. 15-Sept. 13: Northeast (2nd driest); East Central (2nd driest); Southeast (3rd driest); North Central (4th driest); South Central (4th driest); West Central (4th driest); Southwest (5th driest), according to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.