1- We are in a GENERAL RISK area for thunderstorms today. Not expecting anything severe in the area BUT if you plan to travel east and or southeast, pay close attention to forecasts in those areas. Hail and winds are the main issues east and southeast of here and mostly heavy rain at times maybe mixed with small hail here as it appears right now.

2- After rain chances today, our next chance looks to be Sunday night through Monday night. We’ll see what happens. Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;

Friday-Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s with east winds 10-15 mph shifting to the northwest 10-20 mph late morning or early afternoon.

Friday Night-Mostly clear. Cooler with lows in the mid-40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.


COVID 19, Is everyone tired of hearing this all the time? Me too but it will be around forever. H1N1, Avian flu, Seasonal Flu, and Variant Flu are other types of flu that are mostly spread through the air and from animals. All of these affect folks in different ways. Some severe and some not so severe. Either way, tens of thousands die each year from seasonal flu alone then add these others to the mix and now it becomes a real issue.

When you get a fever, that’s your bodies way of fighting a virus but it has to be monitored very closely. If you don’t monitor your temperature closely it could go too high and cause brain damage and or death.

I feel that we have learned that good hygiene will help stop the spread of viruses and everyone needs to be vigilant in this process. We are seeing ignorant folks leaving their gloves and masks in shopping carts and on the ground. Sometimes you just can’t stop stupid and if these folks are caught doing this; they should be fined for littering or in my opinion possibly arrested. They are technically creating a HAZ-MAT situation. No one knows if they are sick or whatever and now they are exposing whatever to whomever and that is wrong.

If you are sick, STAY AT HOME. If you have a cough, WEAR A MASK, after you touch things not in your realm of cleaning, use hand sanitizer. I have 2 rules I follow when these things happen, 1- stay away from sick people and 2- use hand sanitizer. SO FAR SO GOOD!!