90 percent chance of rain Sunday for Tulsa; drought conditions worsen statewide
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, November 08, 2012
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As state and area drought conditions worsen, a little bit of rain relief may only be a few days away.
The U.S. Drought Monitor now classifies almost all of Tulsa County as D3 for extreme drought, while classifying about one-third of Oklahoma as D4 for exceptional drought, the highest drought classification on the scale.
Oklahoma Climatological Survey associate state climatologist Gary McManus said some areas of the state have not recorded one drop of rainfall since the end of September.
In Tulsa, which has not recorded any rainfall since Oct. 25's 0.01 of an inch, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for Saturday night and a 90 percent chance is forecast for Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Highs are expected to reach the mid-70s to low 80s each day until a cold front arrives Sunday, when highs are expected to drop to the mid-60s. Highs are then forecast for the 50s until Wednesday, when highs are expected to return to the 60s, according to the weather service.
Tulsa overnight lows are forecast to be in the 60s through Sunday night, when lows in the mid-30s are expected. Lows may drop to the upper 20s Monday night, the weather service forecast.
Tulsa's highest temperature so far this month was 88 degrees Nov. 2. The lowest temperature was 34 degrees Tuesday, according to the weather service.
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A comparison between last week's U.S. Drought Monitor for Oklahoma (left) and this week's, released today (right). Courtesy