Temperatures sink statewide; Tulsa rain chances continue today
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Friday, October 05, 2012
10/05/12 at 10:26 AM
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Tulsa temperatures sank to the low 50s this morning, but lower temperatures are forecast tonight and Saturday night.
The National Weather Service forecasts lows in the low 40s tonight and Sunday night; and in the mid-30s Saturday night.
Tulsa's lowest temperature so far this month was 49 degrees Wednesday, according to the weather service. Tulsa has not had temperatures in the 30s since March 10, which had a low of 32 degrees.
While Tulsa only recorded trace amounts of rain Thursday, the weather service forecasts a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today; a 20 percent chance tonight; and a 30 percent chance Saturday.
Tulsa has received 0.06 of an inch of rain so far this month, which is about a half-inch below normal for this time in October.
High temperature are only expected to reach the 50s today, Saturday and Sunday in Tulsa. Highs are expected to rise to the 60s Monday and the 70s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to the weather service.
Tulsa's high temperature so far this month was 82 degrees on Monday.
Frost advisory, freeze watch issued for Oklahoma
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for parts of northern and western Oklahoma, while counties in the Panhandle are under a freeze watch.
Forecasters said the freeze watch is in place for Beaver, Cimarron and Texas counties for the overnight hours Friday and Saturday. Forecasters say temperatures will approach the freezing mark early Saturday morning and again early Sunday.
The weather service issued a frost advisory for much of northern and central Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Ponca City.
Low temperatures are expected to dip into the low to mid-30s.
Minimum statewide temperatures as of 9:40 a.m. today. Map courtesy of the Oklahoma Mesonet