Latest updated blog – Rain returning once again – Nick

With other chances to watch for the week ahead

Good Saturday evening, everyone. After dealing with plenty of rain this past week, Mother Nature was finally kind to us and gave us a pretty decent Saturday. It was a cold start, but we took advantage of the sun today to get highs back up to 50°. It was also nice that we stayed dry today, but that is looking to change starting tonight. We have our next wave of light to moderate rain working out of central and western Oklahoma.


The rain in the Sooner State and higher elevation snow up in Colorado is due to our next upper level wave working across the state of Colorado.


With this wave on the way, you may be wondering when would be the best time to grab some fresh air during your Sunday. As far as temperatures go, I’d try to get outside during the afternoon when we expect to see temperatures to climb back into the lower 50s.


As for rain chances, the light to moderate rain will continue working in from the west as we go deep into the overnight.


The rain will continue as we get your Sunday morning started as lows drop into the lower 40s.


Once we get into the afternoon, the clouds will stick with us as some showers also try to stick around. With temperatures in the lower 50 for most and rain chances at least backing off in coverage, the best chance to get outside will be during the afternoon.


Even with light amounts of rain expected, it’s just more rain that we don’t need. Still, we’ll see Sunday’s rain amounts range between a quarter and three-quarters of an inch for most spots.


Heading into Monday, we’ll head back into the 60s for highs as most of the day stays dry. However, our next wave that’s out in the Pacific tonight will work in for late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. This will be another round of rain and potentially strong t-storms to start your Tuesday out.


Once that wave clears out by late Tuesday afternoon, the 70s will return for Wednesday and Thursday as skies stay quiet. By late next week, the wave that’s sitting out in the Gulf of Alaska will start to dig across the western United States. As it does, we’ll have another shot of rain and t-storms as we get next weekend started.


Don’t forget that Doug has your long range forecast out into early May down below.

Have a good night and a great Sunday!


Long range forecast through early May:

March 30th-April 5th: Thunderstorms back in on Sunday and Monday.  Some of these could be strong to severe.  Staying mild through the week with slight chances for storms on Wednesday with a fast moving storm system.  Then again, better chances for thunderstorms on Friday that could be on the strong side.  A little cooler into the weekend.

April 6th-10th: Again, mainly a mild week with thunderstorms on Tuesday and then again on Thursday and Friday.  Those could be strong to severe.  Cooling down a bit for the weekend.

April 11th-18th:  A cool start but a mild finish to the week.  We will have two system from Monday through Thursday.  This will give us at least slight chances for rain these day.  But thunderstorms in by Saturday.

April 19th-25th:  A mild week with slight chances for storms on Sunday.  Good chances for thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday.

April 26th-May 2nd:  Mild week with storms on Tuesday and then slight chances on Friday.