The final weekend before Christmas is here, and the weather remains terrific in Green Country!


Look for plenty more sunshine today and yet another nice warm-up despite a weak front moving through. Our Saturday highs will climb back into the upper 50s with a light north breeze developing. All in all, it should be another great day to get outside or to get in some last-minute Christmas shopping!


A quick-moving upper-level disturbance could bring some brief very light precipitation to our northern counties late tonight into very early Sunday morning. A mix of sprinkles or some flurries will be possible primarily across southeastern Kansas and possibly into far northeastern Oklahoma. But this will occur while most of us are asleep, with NO accumulation and no big impacts expected.

That shot of light precipitation will move out quickly Sunday morning, and we’ll be left with slightly cooler conditions to wrap up the weekend. High pressure in place means light winds on Sunday, with highs in the lower 50s and again a good amount of sunshine.

So how about that Christmas forecast? Well, Christmas Eve looks nice and mild across eastern Oklahoma. We’ll see highs back in the mid to upper 50s with a steadier south breeze. And it should be smooth sailing for dear old Santa Claus on Christmas Eve night with temperatures in the 40s as he arrives!

A wetter weather pattern will start to take shape beginning on Christmas Day. Areas of drizzle or a few light showers will be possible early Christmas morning, with afternoon highs back in the 50s. Some additional drizzle or light rain will develop by late Christmas Day into that night. Fortunately, we’re not expecting heavy, soaking rains on Christmas.

A strong area of low pressure will strengthen across the state on Wednesday, with rain and embedded storms becoming more likely for the day after Christmas. The heaviest activity looks to move through Green Country Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. We’ll keep you advised!

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!