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Displaying AFOS PIL: AFDOUN Received: 2018-04-26 09:28 UTC
690 FXUS64 KOUN 260928 AFDOUN Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Norman OK 428 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018 .DISCUSSION... Warmer weather is expected today. Another wave moving toward the area in the northwest flow aloft will bring a cold front through the area late this afternoon and evening, with a chance of some showers, although not expected to be widespread. Some frost will be possible in sheltered areas of northwest Oklahoma. Despite the cold front, temperatures tomorrow will be similar to today, then warming each day through the weekend. And then the pattern changes. After a mid-level ridge moves to our east on Sunday, the area will be dominated by southwesterly flow aloft ahead of a longwave trough developing in the western United States. This will allow much longer-duration southerly winds and associated moisture transport north from the Gulf, which will then lead to the potential of storms next week. Medium range models are coming into a bit more agreement with the timing, but it's still too early to get too specific. But it does appear that storm chances will begin as early as Monday with higher chances in the middle of the week. This pattern transition will hopefully close the book on the wildfire season (along with our recent rain events across western Oklahoma), but potentially open the book up severe weather season. Again, it's too early to get into specifics, but severe storms are beginning to look more likely next week. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... Oklahoma City OK 69 46 71 46 / 10 20 0 0 Hobart OK 73 45 73 46 / 20 30 0 0 Wichita Falls TX 74 50 74 48 / 0 20 0 0 Gage OK 73 38 72 46 / 20 20 0 0 Ponca City OK 70 41 71 44 / 10 20 0 0 Durant OK 72 50 73 48 / 0 20 0 0 && .OUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OK...None. TX...None. && $$ .26.