Severe weather reports today. On Sunday rounds of severe thunderstorms tracked across northern Texas into south central and southeastern Oklahoma. At least one tornado reported in southeastern Oklahoma along with several inches of rainfall causing flash flooding! These thunderstorms helped to disrupt the southerly low level flow into central Oklahoma cutting off the good instability and thus leading to no severe weather in central Oklahoma on Sunday with cold front.
In fact, numerous rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms over the past several days worked over the atmosphere limiting the over all severe weather potential this past weekend. We had severe weather and heavy rainfall but it could have been worse in terms of high end severe weather. This is just what the lawn doctor needed, widespread heavy rainfall with limited severe weather. Check out these 3 day weekend rainfall reports from the Oklahoma Mesonet.
Only a short break from the madness and then the threat for severe weather and heavy rainfall is back with us starting on Wednesday. Here's the upper level weather pattern predicted Wednesday evening. We're back in southwest flow aloft with an upper level disturbance coming in the flow Wednesday into Thursday with more heavy rain and potentially at least a low threat for severe thunderstorms.
Then that bigger trough off the west coast moves this way for the weekend into next week. Once again we'll be dealing with potentially the threat for significant widespread rainfall and severe weather. Right now if this forecast comes close to the truth it's another very active weekend as Tornado Alley lights up again! The pattern looks active most of next week too! Take a look at the jet stream for next weekend. Here we go again!
Next 3 weeks is the heart of the Oklahoma severe weather season. I'll be watching it with you all the way...