Nick – Good early Sunday morning, everyone. Our Saturday was a hot and humid one with the entire area getting highs back into the lower 90s during the afternoon.
Combine that with dew points in the middle 70s (plenty of mugginess and moisture in the air), it felt like 100° to 105° during the day.
Everyone will have to deal with the heat advisories this afternoon and until 8 o’clock this Sunday evening.
On top of that, areas closer to Tulsa have excessive heat watches out for Sunday since those areas will see highs in the upper 90s and high humidity that will make it feel so much hotter during the day.
Looking at our setup at the jet stream level, we did have an upper-level disturbance riding along the jet stream. That caused a complex of t-storms to work across our far western counties late Saturday evening with the brunt of any severe weather staying mainly outside of the area. With that clearing out, our main focus will be on the building upper-level ridge with that high pressure centered across western Texas. That will be the culprit for our hot and humid week lined up for us.
While any t-storm chances are long gone, the clouds from those t-storms will keep us very mild (if not warm) through the night and toward sunrise this morning. Plan on lows dropping back only into the lower to middle 70s with a south breeze at 5-15 mph.
After the mostly cloudy skies this morning, we’ll see partly to mostly sunny skies take hold for the rest of the day. With the south wind still in place at 5-15 mph (gusts near 20 mph), that will push us into the upper 80s by the noon hour and into the middle 90s for this afternoon.
With highs in the middle 90s and dew points in the middle 70s for the afternoon, the humidity will make the feels like temperatures range between 101° and 109° during the peak heating of the afternoon.
For late tonight and Monday morning, we’re not going to cool off that much. In fact, lows will only drop back into the upper 70s as we get into your Monday morning. Under partly sunny skies, it will stay hot across the area with highs in the middle 90s once again.
While the humidity will be a little lower for Monday compared to today, future feels like temperatures will range between 100° and 105° during the peak heating of Monday afternoon.
That upper-level ridge will be in firm control of our weather setup through the week. That will keep highs in the lower 90s through the rest of the week. There might be a weak disturbance for Thursday and Friday that could allow for a few isolated t-storms for both of those afternoons. Other than that, we have a string of hot days and warm nights lined up for us this week. Don’t forget that Doug has your updated long-range forecast below. Have a great Sunday!
June 19th-25th: Except for a warm Tuesday, mainly hot for the week. Slight t-storm chances Monday through Friday. If any days showed a possible severe threat, it would be Monday and Thursday. Dry for Saturday.
June 26th-July 2nd: Temperatures look hot for Sunday. After a warm stretch Monday through Wednesday, we’ll turn hot again for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday (with a severe threat) and slight t-storm chances for Monday and Tuesday. Returning slight t-storm chances for Friday and Saturday.
July 3rd-July 9th: Hot for Sunday before we stay warm for the 4th, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, hot temperatures return for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
July 10th-July 16th: Hot temperatures this week. Slight t-storm chances Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
July 17th-July 23rd: Warm for Sunday and Monday before hot temperatures return for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday.
July 24th-July 30th: With the exception of a warm Thursday and Friday, hot for the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday through Wednesday.
July 31st-August 6th: Hot for much of the week before we back down to warm temperatures by Friday and Saturday. Slight t-storm chances Monday through Friday.