Rain chances forecast for Tulsa's Thanksgiving
BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tulsa's rain chances for Thanksgiving keep looking stronger.
The National Weather Service forecast a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mostly after noon Thursday. New rainfall amounts of 0.1 to 0.25 of an inch are expected without a thunderstorm.
Before midnight Thursday a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for Tulsa, with less than 0.1 of an inch expected without a thunderstorm.
According to the weather service, Tulsa has received 0.83 of an inch of rain so far this month, which is more than an inch below normal rainfall for this time in November.
In addition to rain, wind gusts up to 25 mph are forecast for Thursday and up to 30 mph Friday. South winds ranging from 10-15 mph are forecast for today in Tulsa, according to the weather service.
Tulsa's temperatures are expected to reach the mid-70s this afternoon, with overnight lows in the low 50s. Highs in the mid-70s are expected again Thursday, with overnight lows dipping to the high 30s.
Friday's temperatures are expected to fall to the mid-50s with overnight lows in the mid-20s. Then, Tulsa's overnight temperatures are expected to rise to the 30s and 40s through the rest of the weekend into next week, with daily highs in the 50s and 60s, the weather service forecasts.
Tulsa's highest temperature recorded this month was 88 degrees on Nov. 2. The lowest was 26 degrees on Nov. 12, according to the weather service.
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