Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Norman OK
557 am CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015
12z tafs... a frontal boundary will slowly move south across the
area causing winds to shift. Isolated to scattered showers and
thunderstorms are possible today and tonight with the most likely
area being along and north of the front. Variable and gusty winds
will be possible with the stronger storms.
Previous discussion... /issued 321 am CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015/
frontal boundary is just beginning to move into far northwest OK early this
morning. Showers and storms continue to develop north of the
boundary but could gradually shift down into the forecast area this morning.
The front will continue to slowly move south across the region
before eventually stalling. This boundary will bring a chance for
showers and thunderstorms across at least portions of the forecast area through
Saturday. Meanwhile... the center of the upper high will also slowly
shift west this week with possibly a few disturbances moving across
the region later this week which could also aid in shower and
Hot and humid conditions will continue today south of the front.
Heat index values are expected to remain below 105 degrees across
most of the forecast area. However... some locations in east and/or southeast portions of
the forecast area could climb to or above 105 so will continue with the current
heat advisory but will not make any changes. Slightly cooler temperatures
are expected for more of the forecast area Thursday and Friday as the front...
clouds... and some rain spread across the area... but hot and humid
conditions will likely persist tomorrow in parts of southern OK and
western North Texas.
Preliminary point temps/pops...
Oklahoma City OK 96 74 93 71 / 10 10 30 30
Hobart OK 98 73 95 71 / 10 20 20 30
Wichita Falls Texas 100 75 98 75 / 0 0 10 10
gage OK 91 68 87 67 / 30 50 40 30
Ponca City OK 95 71 87 69 / 20 30 30 20
Durant OK 98 75 99 74 / 0 0 20 20
OK...heat advisory from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT this evening