Windy Saturday Across Green Country As Temperatures Begin To Trend Down
TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma -
The severe weather is long gone, but windy conditions are sticking around to kick off the weekend!
The storm system that brought very rowdy weather to eastern Oklahoma Friday night continues to lift off to our north today, putting us on the backside of the system. This will give us very gusty westerly winds throughout our Saturday, with gusts over 30 miles per hour possible especially across northeast Oklahoma. Hang on to your hats!
Temperatures won’t warm as quickly as the past few days, with highs ranging from the upper 50s in northeast Oklahoma to the 60s in southeast Oklahoma today. We’ll alternate between periods of clouds and periods of sun today, and a few hit-or-miss sprinkles remain possible mainly near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line.
I hope you enjoyed some of the spring-like temperatures earlier this week because winter will once again start to take over! An initial surge of chillier air arrives Sunday with lows in the 30s and highs only around 50 degrees, to go along with a northwest breeze. And it only gets colder from there!
Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 30s all day Monday as that cold air surges further south and deepens across our area. A very weak upper-level disturbance may also produce some sprinkles or flurries during the day Monday, but no impacts are expected.
Old Man Winter looks to stick around into mid-week, so keep the big coats handy! Lows will dip back into the 20s Tuesday morning, with highs struggling to climb above the 40-degree mark. We’ll slowly moderate back towards the 50-degree mark by Wednesday and Thursday, and then some additional wintry issues may arise!
A wave of precipitation looks to sweep across Oklahoma on Friday while another surge of cold air arrives. Depending on the timing of that cold air, we could see rain transition to freezing rain or a wintry mix on Friday. There’s still a lot of uncertainty regarding this system, so stay tuned for more updates this week!
Have a wonderful Saturday, Green Country! Be sure to follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest!