Winds will finally begin to relax today as a surface high pressure center slides east.
Northwest winds, albeit lighter, will still result in temperatures below seasonal averages. Temperatures to warm slowly through the weekend as the surface high sides east of the area.
There may be slight cool down for Monday for at least parts of the area as a dry frontal boundary moves into the area. Low chances for rain, mainly across northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas will accompany an upper wave that will slide southeast Tuesday night and into early Wednesday.
ECMWF develops a blocking pattern for the remainder of the forecast once the upper wave departs, and that solution is preferred over the more progressive GFS.
This will result in settled conditions for the remainder of the forecast cycle with temperatures slightly above normal.