Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
336 AM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

.DISCUSSION...
A quiet night across the region as the last of the cloud remnants
from the weekend system depart the far eastern edges of the
forecast area. Dewpoint depressions of a few degrees have kept
patchy fog at bay so far this morning, but could still see a bit
of fog develop near sunrise at a few locations. Any fog that
develops will quickly burn off soon after sunrise as temperatures
begin to rise.

Today will be quite pleasant with afternoon temperatures near, to
slightly above, normal. Normal high temperatures for the end of
April are generally in the lower to mid 70s, and lows in the upper
40s to lower 50s.

Precipitation chances increase later this evening and overnight
with the approach of a shortwave trough dropping south along the
lee of the Rockies. This trough, and the associated cold front
will sweep through Wednesday with rain and isolated thunderstorms
developing ahead of the system. A cooler airmass will move in
behind the front, but temperatures will rebound a bit Thursday as
slight ridging builds in ahead of a second trough the will move
through Thursday night.

This late week system will follow a similar path as tonight`s
trough, but precipitation amounts looks to be much less. Tonight`s
system will scour out much of the available moisture and won`t
have time to recover before Thursday night.

Upper level ridging will keep the weekend warm and dry.
Temperatures will likely top out in the 70s to near 80 by Sunday.
Warmer temperatures continue into Monday with ridge axis
positioned over the Plains. A more active weather pattern returns
early next week with models indicating a Pacific low working its
way into the Great Basin and/or Desert Southwest.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
TUL   77  53  62  45 /  10  60  70  20
FSM   78  54  65  48 /   0  30  70  40
MLC   76  53  62  46 /  10  40  70  30
BVO   77  52  63  44 /  10  70  80  20
FYV   73  50  61  46 /   0  30  70  50
BYV   72  49  62  46 /   0  30  60  50
MKO   76  53  62  46 /  10  50  80  30
MIO   75  51  62  45 /  10  50  60  30
F10   76  53  60  46 /  10  50  80  20
HHW   78  55  65  48 /   0  30  60  30

&&

.TSA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OK...None.
AR...None.
&&

$$


LONG TERM....11


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