Lows in teens forecast for Tulsa overnight
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Only a few days removed from highs in the 70s, Tulsa is forecast to head back into the teens.
The National Weather Service forecasts highs in the low 50s today with wind gusts up to 25 mph, then lows near 17 degrees overnight for Tulsa.
Tulsa's highs are forecast to fall to the mid-40s Friday, then rise to the 50s Saturday and Sunday, then into the 60s early next week, according to the weather service.
After tonight, overnight lows in Tulsa are expected to stay in the 30s each night for the next week, the weather service forecasts.
Tulsa's highest temperature so far this month was 75 degrees Monday. The lowest was 15 degrees Jan. 16.
No rain chances are currently forecast for Tulsa for the next week. Tulsa's 0.91 of an inch of rain Tuesday brought the month's total to 1.54 inches. This is slightly below January's normal monthly rainfall.
The U.S. Drought Monitor was unchanged for most of Oklahoma, despite most of the state receiving rain Tuesday.
The rainfall missed the weekly cutoff for this week's monitor report and will be included in next week's report.
Most of Tulsa County remains D3 for extreme drought, while the northernmost and westernmost areas of the county are under the highest classification, D4 for exceptional drought.
More than 92 percent of the state is classified as D3 or worse, while almost 40 percent of the state is D4.
Rainfall during the past three days, as of 10:05 a.m. today. Map courtesy of the Oklahoma Mesonet