After the warmest days we've experienced so far this summer, a lot of viewers have told me they are done with summer and ready for fall.
Perfect timing because the latest fall outlook was released by the Climate Prediction Center, and it appears the next 90 days could bring more dramatic weather changes to the area.
As far as temperatures are concerned, most of Oklahoma and some neighboring states could experience a serious cool/cold snap this fall. Other weather model data even show signs the cold air over the Rockies could expand further east across the Midwest. Here's a look at what kind of temperatures are considered normal in Tulsa over this 3 month stretch.
September: Average High 83/Avg. Low 62
October: Average High 73/Avg. Low 50
November: Average High 60/Avg. Low 39
Aside from the below normal temperatures, the chance we could see some decent moisture appears to be going up across the southern and central plains states. The reason? El Nino is expected to return. The warmer-than-normal sea-surface temperatures often provide our region with above normal precipitation.
If that occurs, the impact of El Nino could mean we'll see an increase in stormy weather across the area.
Fall is considered our secondary severe season, especially from mid-October to November.
In September and October on average, we can receive significant rainfall.
Average Precipitation: September 4.26"/October 3.93"/November 2.81"
Average Snowfall: September (O), October (Trace), November (0.7")
Considering the weather pattern we've seen so far this summer, it looks like we could see even more extremes the next couple of months.