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Posted at 11:58 PM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 01:02:01-04

For awhile now, we have been only getting systems producing rain once a week. This comes as the latest drought monitor shows low end drought conditions in some portions of eastern Oklahoma (see the map above in the media viewer).

It is important to note that Tulsa is not included in the drought condition category. The Tulsa Airport has seen 5.51" of rain this month, putting us 3.64" above average for this month. Most of the drought condition criteria has been met for a big swath of far southeast Oklahoma.

This week, high pressure will control our weather pattern with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. The next chance for rain isn't until next Sunday. Then computer weather models suggest it goes dry again.

The pattern has been fairly stagnant with the storm track primarily going across the northern part of the United States, with the occasional system making it down here to Oklahoma. 

The latest 8-14 day outlook for precipitation suggests drier than average around Oklahoma, with most of the moisture across the eastern U.S.