A warming trend will continue this weekend before our next cod front nears the area early next week.
The temperature on Sunday afternoon will be slightly warmer with many locations in the lower 80s east and mid 80s west.
Low level moisture will be increasing across part of the area Sunday with locally higher dew point temps near and east of the Tulsa metro.
A dry line separating moist air across eastern OK and drier air across the far western sections will be positioned near I-44 Sunday afternoon.
Fire spread rates will increase to near critical levels Sunday west of the Tulsa metro as drier air temporarily moves into these areas.
The dry line should retreat westward late Sunday night as the next stronger upper-level wave ejects from the intermountain region into the central plains Monday into Tuesday.
A pacific cold front will arrive Monday afternoon and progress eastward across the area sparking a few storms along and east of highway 69 Monday evening.
A few of the storms may be strong to severe as deeper moisture positioned across the ArkLaTex attempts to surge across far eastern OK directly ahead of the cold front.
Stronger winds aloft will be located north of the state, but moisture combined with moderate surface instability supports the mention for a few strong to severe storms near and east of the area.
The front should clear eastern OK overnight into early Tuesday morning taking the precip chances away from the area for a day or two.
A minor cool-down into the 60s will follow the frontal passage for a few days next week before another stronger upper-level wave approaches from the west with additional rain and thunder chances by the latter half of the week.
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