Warm air moving in, fire conditions to worsen Sunday

Published: 01/31/2019, 10:03 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) A shall artic air mass hung around northeast Oklahoma Thursday morning, but is expected to retreat later in the day and be replaced by a more moist air mass, with a resultant warm up. Though it will be tempered by low clouds expanding north out of Texas, especially south of I-40 where temperatures may be similar to Wednesday. There could be a few light showers Thursday night, with the continued influx of low level moisture leading to patchy drizzle. There is also a chance of light rain across southern areas Friday night into Saturday. The warming trend will continue through that time but with widespread low clouds remaining rather persistent. Temperatures in the lower 60s to lower 70s along with gusty winds will raise fire weather concerns on Sunday especially across northeast Oklahoma. Monitor later forecasts if you have outdoor burning plans. A weak Pacific front will push through and bring a slight cooldown Monday, but still well above normal temperatures are expected in the early part of next week. There’s another chance of precipitation expected midweek.


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