Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon on Sunday at 11:55am. The hurricane reached Category 4 strength with a pressure of 930 mb and wind speed of 150 mph. In addition to the few inches of rain that has already fallen, amount in excess of 10 inches will continue. Wind gusts in some areas will exceed 100 mph, with hurricane force winds extending as far north as Jackson, MS.

Additional rainfall amounts in Louisiana.

Wind gusts next 48 hours.

Due the influence of Ida to the upper Jetstream, the heat dome will return to fill the void left behind across Oklahoma. Expect another stretch of hot and mostly dry weather for the week. The exception will be isolated showers or storms through Wednesday, but consider yourself lucky if you get under a quick downpour.Β 

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Upper ridge returns in the Jetstream.

Ida moves away with a few storms across Oklahoma.

Rainfall amounts locally are lackluster for the week.

Temperatures should stay just this side of 100 degrees across most areas. The hottest day will likely be Wednesday. Overall long-term trends in OKC is fairly hot and dry through the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.

Temperatures statewide on Wednesday.

OKC temperature trend.

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