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Sunday morning's weather in Oklahoma City?

by Bryan Painter Published: April 25, 2014

From Friday morning’s Area Forecast Discussion of the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

Potential for severe weather will exist across the County Watch Area Saturday evening through early Sunday.

It still appears that any storms that are able to form near dryline very late Saturday afternoon/early evening across western Oklahoma will be high based with very large hail and damaging winds primary concerns.

Consensus of model guidance would suggest that storm development may become widespread late in the evening Saturday and grow upscale over the eastern half of Oklahoma through Sunday morning as very strong forcing moves out of the Southern Rockies.

Tornado potential will be highly dependent on how quickly atmosphere decouples Saturday evening. With moderate to strong boundary layer flow and continued moistening/lowering of lcls…it appears that there could be a small window of time with heightened concern. With that being said…there is no consistent signal in the data that would point to tornadoes being the primary concern during this event.

Redevelopment of severe storms Sunday afternoon/evening expected well east of Interstate-35…with a higher impact severe weather episode possible well south and east of our County Watch Area.

Large upper low will meander over Central portions of the country much of next week which will result in below average temperatures and predominantly dry conditions.

And here’s a look at the Oklahoma City Forecast from the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

Today Sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.

Saturday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Sunday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1p.m.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Windy, with a south southwest wind 22 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 70.

 

 

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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