The overall weather pattern is pretty favorable for a break in the heat for Oklahoma. We’ll reside on the bottom side of a large upper level ridge of high pressure that will dominate most of the country.

In the short term we’ll see a few pop up isolated showers or storms on Friday. I don’t expect much over the weekend but can’t rule out a handful somewhere. Temperatures you’ll notice are going down and that trend will continue into next week thanks to easterly surface winds.

Temperatures on Friday.

Isolated showers/storms Friday afternoon.

Temperatures on Saturday.

Temperatures on Sunday.

Looking long term, the ridge may split into two leaving a weak area of low pressure in-between. This allows these weak waves from the Gulf of Mexico to ride up into Texas and Oklahoma bringing us additional rain. I’m actually loving this summer time pattern. Sure beats a drought and oppressive heat! Also the heat index values will come down too. So look for highs in the upper 80s to low 90s over the next several days!

Upper level ridge on Friday, typically hot and dry underneath.

Split ridge pattern next Friday the 13th.

Heat resides under ridge, but Oklahoma gets a break.

Upper level waves to generate rain, difficult to time but mid to late week.

Total rainfall over the coming 10 days. 1-2″ across S half of OK.

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