Rain likely Friday night in Tulsa area
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/13/12 at 9:55 AM
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Rain chances continue to rise overnight Friday for Tulsa.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 60 percent chance of showers Friday night, as well as a 20 percent chance during the day. New rainfall amounts between 0.1 and 0.25 of an inch are possible.
Tulsa has received 0.06 of an inch of rain so far this month, which is almost an inch below normal rainfall for this time in December.
More rain may relieve Tulsa's drought situation. The U.S. Drought Monitor report, released today, shows most of Tulsa County still under D3 for extreme drought. Currently, about one-third of Oklahoma is under the highest drought classification, D4 for exceptional drought.
Temperatures stayed above freezing this morning and are expected to reach the upper 50s this afternoon in Tulsa, with overnight lows in the mid-30s. Highs are expected to reach the 60s on Saturday, before returning to the 50s through the next week.
Overnight lows are expected to reach the upper 40s Friday night in Tulsa and may return to freezing temperatures Sunday night, the weather service forecasts.
Tulsa has recorded freezing temperatures each day since Saturday, with 20 degrees Tuesday being the lowest temperature recorded since February. The highest temperature so far this month was 77 degrees on Dec. 1, according to the weather service.
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Consecutive days with less than 0.1 of an inch of rainfall statewide. Map courtesy of the Oklahoma Mesonet