Are you ready for below seasonal temperatures through July? How about a little more rain? What about August? We’ll get to that in a moment…
Once again we start you off with the Jetstream pattern over the coming week. It’s actually pretty active this time of year and transitory. Typically a large dome of high pressure builds nearby and quiets things down. No sign that’s going to occur for us right now. The pattern today with the upper low that brought us the cooler temperatures and storms will move away and by midweek an upper disturbance will track across the Rockies. This will likely produce a round of showers and storm Thursday night. By the time we wrap up next weekend another low will begin to form across the plains as energy rotates around a high to the west and low to the east. This will set the stage for cooler temperatures again along with at least a round or two of showers and storms.
So what does this look like? First off our temperatures on Monday will be similar to Sunday, lots of 80s. Then we’ll recover near normal until the end of the week. With the upper pattern the way it is, long-term looks cool over as indicated by the outlook map. Also, take a look at the 850 mb animation. This shows how the heat (in red) is anchored across the western sections of the country and into C Canada as we cool down below normal to round out July.
As far as precipitation goes, don’t expect too much this week. As of now, models are a little stingy through next weekend. The first round Thursday night and the second in the form of isolated activity likely Saturday and Sunday. Better opportunity for rain early the week after.
Temperature trend for OKC keep us near or below normal in the extended.
What about August? As it looks now, the first couple of days will be below normal with some isolated shower activity, then we build the heat back up to normal as we move through the first week of the month. That should hold until the 2nd week with near zero opportunities for rainfall. In other words, very normal.
Thanks for reading and if you do have my weather app, ATsWeatherToGo, remember to utilize it for your summer vacation trips. If your unfamiliar with the hidden features that shows you personal storm tracks with estimated time of arrival, or how to switch the map options to different products such as temperatures, radar, clouds, etc, then be sure to watch my short video tutorial below. -AT