Tulsa's first rain of month forecast for this weekend
BY Staff Reports
Friday, November 09, 2012
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It has been about two weeks since Tulsa's last rainfall, but it may finally arrive this weekend.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night; a 90 percent chance Sunday; and a 30 percent chance Sunday night in Tulsa.
New rainfall amounts between 0.5 and 0.75 of an inch are expected Sunday, but more is possible with a thunderstorm, according to the weather service.
Tulsa, which normally has 0.88 of an inch by this time in November, has not recorded any rainfall since 0.01 of an inch on Oct. 25, according to the weather service.
Most of Tulsa County has now had less than 0.25 of an inch of rain for 40 days, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. This, combined with low soil moisture, led the U.S. Drought Monitor to classifying most of the county as D3 for extreme drought in this week's report.
Tulsa's highs today are expected to reach the 80s, with overnight lows in the mid-60s. By Sunday night, a cold front is forecast to bring overnight lows in the 30s, with daily highs in the 50s early next week, according to the weather service.
Tulsa's highest temperature so far this month was 88 degrees on Nov. 2. The lowest was 34 degrees on Tuesday, according to the weather service.
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This map provided by the Oklahoma Mesonet shows how many days areas of the state have gone with less than 0.1 of an inch of rain. Courtesy