Much needed rainfall returns to the state and temperatures behave themselves!

At the time of the writing, a few inches of rainfall occurred through Sunday morning across far southern Oklahoma. More is on the way through Monday morning. The animation below shows how the bulk of the activity will wind down Sunday evening. Far SE OK will get some isolated activity Monday afternoon and through Wednesday, I can’t rule out a stray shower or storm just about anywhere over the state. Rainfall totals for this event look good for areas hit hard by the drought.

Rainfall amounts from Saturday into Sunday morning.

Timeline of additional rainfall through Monday.

Additional Rainfall Totals through Wednesday.

Current Drought Conditions.

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Our next round of rain will come from an upper level trough swinging through next weekend. So expect at least widely scattered (30% coverage) of showers and storms Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

On a side note, it’s time to keep an eye out on the tropics. This time of the year we can get hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico that can sometimes head this way. Case in point, the American model (notorious for forecasting phantom storms 384 hours out) is up to its old tricks with a storm in the Gulf. We’ll have to wait and see other models hint at this solution. Right now the European thinks there may be something to it. Time will tell…

Labor Day Gulf Hurricane Formation?

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Finally, our temperatures this week are going to hover near or slightly below our typical averages for the highs (92) and lows (69) as we round out August. A sneak peak into early September keeps this trend along with additional rainfall. So things are looking up long-term. Here is the OKC temperature trend. Remember to download my free weather app, ATsWeatherToGo, to get temperatures for your back yard! It’s available on the Apple and Google app stores. -AT

OKC Temperature Trend.

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