*** A HEAT WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA THROUGH THIS EVENING. THIS INCLUDES THE OKLAHOMA CITY METRO. A HEAT INDEX BETWEEN 105 TO 113 WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REST OF THE STATE WITH A FORECAST HEAT INDEX OF 100-110. ***
Morning thunderstorms will play a key role in what we see this afternoon and evening.
Highest rain chances at anytime today will be along and west of I-35, but the gust fronts left behind from the morning storms in southern and eastern OK could manage to trigger a storm or two along the edge of it by 4-5pm.
Otherwise, the rain-cooled air and extra cloud cover will give us low to mid 90s for highs as skies become partly cloudy this afternoon.
Winds will be generally out of the southeast at 10-15mph away from any storms that form or linger from this morning.
Later tonight, rain chances are slim anywhere but over far western Oklahoma as the upper level disturbance that caused our storms today moves south and southwest into northwest Texas.
Expect lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s across the state under partly cloudy skies.
Sunday will be similar to today in terms of highs in the low to mid 90s, but we’ll see much more sunshine than we did today.
The heat dome will strengthen and build continuing our late-July heat through next week.
Be safe and stay cool!
Please remember your pets as well!