Foggy, frosty morning + next chances for rain
We saw widespread freezing, dense fog across Green Country this morning. Thanks to the fact that our ground temperatures are still fairly warm, the freezing fog hasn't created any major travel problems this morning. The fog will start to clear by late morning giving way to a beautiful, sunny afternoon in the lower 60s. In areas where the fog is more persistent, expect upper 50s this afternoon. The wind will be a bit breezy out of the south for everyone across northeastern Oklahoma.
The wind will pick up on Sunday ahead of our next storm system moving in. Wind gusts in the afternoon could reach 30-40mph. We could see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon, although the moisture will be somewhat limited until late Sunday night when the cold front starts to approach the area. The best chances for rain and a few strong to severe storms will be late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Our current thinking puts the highest rainfall totals (1-2 inches) south and east of the Tulsa metro and into parts of western Arkansas. Tulsa is still roughly 10 inches below the yearly normal for rainfall and it doesn't look like this system will put much of a dent in the large deficit.
The rain will taper off on Monday throughout the morning from west to east. Our high on Monday will climb into the upper 60s before falling swiftly as the surface cold front moves through. Much cooler air will move in behind that front keeping us in the 50s for the remainder of the week.
Weather models are trying to hint at another rain making system next weekend so stay tuned for details.