Freezing Fog Possible Across Parts Of NE Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - Temps have dropped off quickly overnight and could combine with some developing fog to create some slick spots while driving.
Our friends at the National Weather Service issued a Freezing Fog advisory for part of northern and eastern Oklahoma for overnight into Saturday morning. Please exercise caution while driving as fog could freeze on contact creating some slick spots on bridges and elevated surfaces.
The rest of the weekend forecast remains unchanged with a chance for scattered showers or storms Sunday into early Monday.
South winds will return Saturday from 10 to 18 mph by afternoon across eastern OK while the western half of the state will experience stronger winds beginning Saturday midday. Highs Saturday should stay in the upper 50s or lower 60s for most of eastern OK.
Our pattern will change soon with a return of southerly surface flow as low pressure develops to our northwest in advance of the next upper level system to impact the southern and central plains. This storm will bring windy conditions back to the state Sunday along with a chance for scattered showers or storms during the day. Low level moisture will attempt to stream northward from the Gulf of Mexico and may reach northeastern TX or southeastern OK late Sunday night into Monday morning. If this occurs, storms will develop, and few of them could be strong to severe. The higher coverage of precipitation for this part of the system will remain to the southeast of the Tulsa metro late Sunday night or Monday morning but we’ll keep a mention in the forecast for the metro. Again, during the day Sunday we’ll have some scattered showers or storms but the chance for a few stronger storms should be confined to southeastern OK late Sunday night into Monday.
As the powerful upper level system ejects into the central plains Sunday into Monday, strong south winds will develop as a surface low pressure area across Eastern Colorado ejects northeast into the northern plains. South winds Sunday may reach 30 to 40 mph during the afternoon and may result in wind advisories for part of western, central, and possibly part of northeastern OK. Cloudy conditions will remain Sunday along with transitory showers on occasion. The better chance for storms will arrive Sunday night into early Monday from south central OK into areas along and east of highway 69.
The powerful storm system will eject into the northern plains Monday with strong west winds across most of the area until winds shift to the northwest by evening. Highs Monday could reach the upper 60s near 70 before temps begin falling as a surface front moves across the area Monday night or Tuesday morning with colder air enter the state. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday may stay in the lower 50s with mostly to partly cloudy conditions. The data continue to diverge by the end of the week with most data supporting a developing cut-off low at the base of the main trough. This feature would be positioned across the southern U.S and could provide some precipitation chances for next weekend with cold air near the state. Stay tuned.
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