Warm, Humid Day Ahead For Oklahoma; Slight Chance Of Storms North


Saturday, May 10th 2014, 11:25 am
By: News 9


Most of the state will be hot, windy and a little on the muggy side on Saturday.

Highs will reach the mid-to-upper 80s and low-to-mid 90s by afternoon. Winds will be breezy out of the south at 15 to 30 mph and humidity values will increase as well.

There's a very slight chance of an isolated shower or storm developing in northern Oklahoma this afternoon. If one develops, it could have some large hail & damaging wind.

Sunday is a little different. Severe weather is a little more likely in western Oklahoma late Sunday afternoon and evening. The dryline will set up in western Oklahoma, we'll have a big upper-level system moving in and a lot of instability in place.

Coverage of storms won't be widespread, but any storms that develop will pose a risk of large hail, damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two. The threat for tornadoes goes down as the storms march east toward central Oklahoma late Sunday into Monday.

The cold front will overtake the dryline overnight Sunday into Monday, dragging a line of storms through the state Monday morning. Strong storms will be likely, but the threat for widespread severe storms does not.

Rainfall totals look good as the front passes through.