High fire danger and record-shattering heat
In typical Oklahoma fashion, we're in for 3 different seasons this weekend. Kicking off the weekend on Friday, look for Spring-like weather with afternoon highs in the 70s. Although the nice, warm weather will come with the trade off of high fire danger all across our area. Any fires that start today will spread quickly thanks to strong winds with gusts up to 40mph, low humidity, and continued dry conditions. For more on our latest drought conditions, follow the link to see an update from Meteorologist Clint Boone: http://ktul.com/weather/blog/latest-drought-information-02-09-2017
The wind will back off a touch through the overnight hours but it will still be rather breezy throughout the day on Saturday. Saturday morning will start off in the upper 50s and low 60s with a few clouds in the area. The morning clouds might hamper our chances of making it into the top five warmest February days on record in the afternoon, but still expect a Summer-like day in the low 80s and plenty of sunshine. The daily record for Saturday is 77, the current forecast is 84. Fire danger will still be high across the area on Saturday.
A weak cold front will move into our area late Saturday night into early Sunday. That front will push our highs back down into the 50s for Sunday afternoon with a few more clouds. A strong upper level system will move into our area for the beginning of the week bringing a slight chance for desperately needed rain back into the Tulsa metro Monday and Tuesday.