Pleasant day before the storm returns on Friday

The main upper level trough, which is responsible for scattered showers and storms in the area on Monday, is now in southern Missouri and is slowly moving eastward.

A few scattered showers remain possible on the backside of the system on Tuesday, mostly in far eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas, before quickly leaving the region.

What will the weather be like in Oklahoma on Tuesday, May 14?

On Tuesday we are in the short position pattern. Some clouds will appear near and east of the area this morning, but will continue to thin and move eastward with the migrating upper trough.

Tuesday 4:00 PM

We should see some sunshine and highs reaching the upper 70s and lower 80s. The upper airflow will bring a quick but small wave into the area later tonight and early Wednesday morning.

What are the storm chances in Oklahoma on Wednesday, May 15?

There is a chance of a few showers during this disturbance as it moves from southwestern Kansas into northern OK early Wednesday morning. Most of this wave will leave the region early Wednesday morning, but some showers cannot be ruled out. Temperatures on Wednesday morning will start in the lower 60s and end with highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday 5 p.m

The period from Wednesday evening to Friday morning will bring changeable weather, with occasional rain and thunderstorms, some of which could be strong to severe.

Is severe weather expected in Oklahoma on Thursday, May 16?

A stronger and more pronounced wave approaches the area on Wednesday, with increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms late Wednesday night through Thursday morning and into the afternoon. Some of these storms could become strong and intense, with hail and wind being the main threats.

Rain zone Wednesday evening

Some additional rain and thunderstorms may continue Thursday afternoon and evening before moving out of the area early Friday morning as another surface front moves through the area.

Storm timeline

What will the weather be like in Oklahoma this weekend?

This weekend, some temporary ridges will shift northward from Texas while the stronger upper air flow remains northward over the central plains. This means temperatures and humidity will increase with afternoon highs in the mid-80s on Saturday and into the upper 80s on Sunday.

A small signal remains for a few showers or storms in southern Kanss and far northern Oklahoma late Saturday evening into early Sunday morning, but confidence in this resolution remains low.

A much stronger upper level low is likely to hit the southern and central Plains early next week, increasing severe weather threats over a wider area based on the pattern.

Outages across Oklahoma:

Northeastern Oklahoma has several utility companies and electric cooperatives, many with overlapping coverage areas. Below you will find a link to various outage maps.

PSO failure card

OG&E outage map

VVEC fault map

Indian Electric Cooperative (IEC) outage map.

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives Outage Map – (Note: several smaller cooperatives are included)

Spotify’s Alan Crone morning weather podcast link:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5j0ovActG8BZCOTqZQzrfU

Apple’s Alan Crone Morning Weather podcast link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/weather-out-the-door/id1499556141?i=1000646589555

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