Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:35AM
Warmer Today, Cool By Week's End
Enough sunshine will be around today to catapult temperatures into the upper 70's and even lower 80's. Of course we don't want to end our rainy streak either (kidding) so you can count on isolated to scattered showers or thunderstorms again this afternoon and evening. Coverage being less than the last four days. In case you have lost count 15 of the 20 days in May have had measurable rainfall in Boone and that is the story for most all of the High Country. A game changer in the form of a cold front comes through Thursday night making for a drier, sunnier, and cooler holiday weekend.
News out of Moore, OK, this morning is heartbreaking. Here is a short list of ways we all can help:
- Oklahoma Red Cross: Text Red Cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation
- United Way of Central Oklahoma: www.unitedwayokc.org
- Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: Text FOOD to 32333 to make a $10 donation or visit www.regionalfoodbank.org
- Feed the Children: www.feedthechildren.org/disaster
- Salvation Army Disaster: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok
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Hi: 70 Lo: 56
Partly cloudy; Warm; PM isolated or scattered showers & t-storms; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 66 Lo: 57
Partly to mostly cloudy; Showers & t-storms, mostly in the afternoon & evening; SW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 63 Lo: 49
Mostly to partly cloudy; Scattered showers & t-showers; WSW wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 55 Lo: 35
Mostly cloudy; Cooler; A lingering shower early but a dry daytime
Hi: 60 Lo: 39
Mostly clear; Dry & pleasant
Sunday - Partly cloudy; Pleasant; High in the lower 60s; Low in the upper 40s
Monday - Mostly cloudy; Isolated showers possible; High in the mid 60s; Low near 50 degrees
Without the help of any upper level support showers and thunderstorms will fall into the isolated to perhaps scattered categories this afternoon. They will evolve primarily due to daytime heating and terrain effects across the mountains. Any that get going will produce locally heavy downpours thanks to their slow moving nature.
The intense storm system and contributing players in the Central Plains finally moves east today and begins to weaken as it does so. The surface low pressure center moves towards the Great Lakes while a cold front sweeps across the center of the nation headed for the Ohio Valley by late Wednesday. Shower and thunderstorm coverage will once again pick up Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the front.
By Friday things calm down significantly in many ways. Temperatures fall to seasonably cool levels for a few days and we actually have scheduled a full dose of sunshine Saturday. In fact, mornings will be on the chilly side this weekend. It is still a little too early to dive into the details with regards to Memorial Day, but a return to afternoon showers and thundershowers is on the table.
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