Increasing upper level moisture moving in from the Pacific Ocean will bring increasing high level cloud cover to the area today and tonight. Southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico will continue to advect warmer air from the central Gulf, and this will push temperatures back into the lower to middle 70s today.
The strong southerly flow off the Gulf will finally advect deeper moisture during the day tomorrow, and expect to see thicker cloud cover and increased rain chances develop by tomorrow afternoon across the northwest third of the forecast area. A deepening low-pressure system will produce a fairly strong cold front by tomorrow afternoon across the southern Plains states. This front will sweep through the forecast area late Friday night into Saturday morning. At this time, the risk of thunderstorm activity looks very with mainly showers in the forecast for the Friday night and Saturday morning timeframe. The front should sweep through the area by midday Saturday, and high temperatures should occur in the morning hours across the area. Cooler and drier air should begin to quickly advect into the area, and have a have dry forecast in place by the evening hours. Temperatures should fall from the upper 60s and lower 70s Saturday morning into the upper 50s and lower 60s by the evening hours. By late Saturday night, temperatures should drop into the 40s.
Strong surface high-pressure will take hold on Sunday and remain in place through Monday.Another disturbance will push across the area on Tuesday. A quick increase in moisture will accompany this feature, with increasing cloud cover and scattered rain showers should develop through the day on Tuesday into Wednesday.