Statewide Forecast Discussion:

Issued: 08:15 PM CDT (01:15Z), Monday, September 21, 2020

The southeastern part of the state should expect rain for late tonight into Tuesday associated with Tropical Storm Beta. Rain chances diminish Wednesday and return towards the end of the week for the eastern portion of the state. 

Lows could reach the upper 40s tonight with highs in the mid-80s in the panhandle. The rest of Oklahoma can expect to see highs in the lower 70s and upper 60s tomorrow and mid-70s to lower 80s on Wednesday.  Showers associated with Tropical Storm Beta are expected for the eastern portion of the state beginning early Tuesday morning in the southeast towards Idabel, then continuing throughout the day for the rest of the eastern region.
Western Oklahoma and the panhandle will remain fairly dry, while south central and southeastern Oklahoma will see showers associated with Tropical Storm Beta on Tuesday. Tropical Storm Beta is also associated with a reduced high temperature in the mid to high 70s. As the week continues, highs are expected to reach the lower to mid-80s for most of the state. Low temperatures statewide will remain in the lower 60s and upper 50s in some spots. A slight chance of rain returns at the end of the week for the eastern half of the state.  

Student Forecaster: Hrencecin

Short Term Norman Forecast Discussion:

Issued:  08:13 PM CDT (01:13Z), Monday, September 21, 2020

Mostly clear skies with a temperature of 73 degrees. Winds from the east a 9 mph.

Clouds and rain are expected to stream into the region overnight associated with Tropical Storm Beta making landfall in the Gulf Coast. Model guidance suggests showers and storms will develop during the wee morning hours. Rain and a few rumbles of thunder will likely persist through sunrise and into tomorrow morning. Temperatures will be impacted due to the rain and clouds across the area. Lows overnight are forecasted to drop into the mid 60s in Norman.

There is a chance for thunderstorms overnight. Severe storms are not expected.

Student Forecaster: Taylor
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