A very strong cold front is moving through the state today. Temperatures will climb to near 100 degrees in many areas across Oklahoma. Could it finally be the day OKC hits the century mark for the year? We’ll see!
Unfortunately, the lower levels of the atmosphere are bone dry. This means that it will be very hard to get widespread rain out of the front. Look for passing clouds and a few hit and miss clusters of storms over most of the state. The exception will be across NE OK and points eastward with better moisture to work with. It’s sad, because that’s our only opportunity for decent rain this week.
Long-term pattern shows an upper ridge will try to build back across the plains by the weekend which will warm things up yet again. There are discrepancies in the extended for the last few days of the month as to whether we cool off again some, or actually heat up more. We just can’t seem to shake these heat signals for September. Thank goodness October is nearly here! -AT