Rain Chances Increase Monday Afternoon In OKC


Monday, September 3rd 2018, 7:47 am
By: News 9


A warm start to your Labor Day but thunderstorm chances are expected to develop throughout the day. 

Our unsettled weather pattern ramps up Monday as a weak tropical disturbance moves north through Texas while a second disturbance moves in from the southwest. These will bring a good chance of rain and storms to Oklahoma Monday afternoon and evening into the night.

Some heavy storms are likely with the possibility of one or two severe storms. Overall instability is lower than Sunday, so a cut-in or two will only be needed if a severe storm shows up.

The tropical moisture and jet stream will keep a good chance of rain and storms for Oklahoma all week and even into next weekend. The overall severe weather threat is low. Heavy rain and potential flooding will need to be monitored. 

Rain chances in Oklahoma City increase after 3:00 p.m. going in Monday night. The severe weather threat looks very low but some heavy rainfall possible. 

By this weekend, what's left of Tropical Storm Gordon may move into parts of southern and southeastern Oklahoma with more heavy rain. Overall temperature trend for this week is for highs to stay in the lower 80s with a couple of days possibly staying in the 70s!