Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
304 AM CDT MON AUG 29 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Current satellite imagery shows a deck of accas across much of
eastern OK this morning. There`s no returns on radar as of this
writing. However, the accas presence indicates there is mid level
moisture overhead with some instability. As we head toward the
coolest part of the day (around dawn), mid level instability will
be maximized and thus some high based thunderstorms are possible.
Several of the models pick up on this, including the HRRR/HRRRX,
NAM and GFS. The ECMWF doesn`t show this signal. Will follow the
general theme of the model blend for pops. Given the uncertainties
regarding cloud cover and precip, have elected to go near model
blend for high temps as well for today. Thunderstorm coverage
shouldn`t be as great on Tuesday. With less cloud cover, expect
high temps to be closer to what was observed yesterday, with the
NAM 2m temps suggesting mid 90s are possible.

The theme of the previous forecasts has been maintained. Models
are in good agreement in pushing a cold front into the area
Wednesday, sliding south down around the Red River by midday
Thursday. This time frame will likely be our best chance for rain
this week. Highs will back off as well behind the front to close
out the work week, with readings in the 80s areawide. As of right
now, next weekend looks dry with a slow warming trend back into
the upper 80s to low 90s.

Lacy

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
TUL   90  73  93  71 /  40  10  30  20
FSM   92  74  94  73 /  30  10  20  10
MLC   91  71  94  70 /  40  10  20  10
BVO   89  69  91  69 /  40  20  30  30
FYV   87  68  89  68 /  30  10  20  20
BYV   88  70  89  68 /  30  10  30  20
MKO   91  71  93  70 /  40  10  20  20
MIO   90  70  92  69 /  30  20  30  20
F10   90  71  93  71 /  40  10  20  20
HHW   92  73  94  73 /  20  10  20  10

&&

.TSA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
OK...None.
AR...None.
&&

$$

LONG TERM....30



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