The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 11, 2012

Warm front ushering in chance of rain for Enid, area


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A warm front moving from the south will push the cool air currently hovering over Oklahoma to the north, creating the possibility of storms in the Enid region this evening, according to weather officials.

"It starts for us this evening, I hope. I don’t want the severe weather, but we need the rain really bad," Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg said.

A chance for rain fires up at about 20 percent around 2 p.m. for the Enid area, according to the National Weather Service forecast, and increases throughout the evening to 70 percent tonight. Storms could be severe.

Warmer air will make for humid conditions throughout the day, according to Honigsberg, and the high will reach into the lower-80s. A brisk south wind will remain at 10-15 mph today but calm toward evening, NWS meteorologists report.

Lows tonight will be in the mid-60s.

Friday's forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain in the day and overnight, with highs in the upper-70s and lows in the upper-60s.

Chance of storms increases again Saturday to 70 percent before tapering off to 20 percent that night, according to NWS.

Next week should start with clear skies and highs in the 80s.