TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Sunshine and pleasant weather are in the cards as we wrap up the final weekend before Christmas arrives!


Once again, look for mostly sunny skies to enjoy for the majority of our Sunday, with clouds increasing by late in the day. Temperatures will be a little cooler than Saturday, but overall still pleasant for this time of year with highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds will diminish during the day as high pressure moves overhead. If you’re still scrambling to do some last-minute shopping, the weather will again cooperate!

 

Heading into Monday, our Christmas Eve continues to look mild and breezy across eastern Oklahoma. We’ll see an increase in cloud cover and highs back in the mid to upper 50s with a stronger south breeze kicking in. And it should be smooth sailing for dear old Santa Claus on Christmas Eve night with temperatures in the 40s as he arrives!



So, how about Christmas Day? Areas of drizzle or a few light showers will be possible early Christmas morning, though most of the midday and afternoon hours should be fairly dry. Christmas Day will also be mild with partly to mostly cloudy skies and highs back in the mid to upper 50s. Some additional drizzle or light rain will develop by late in the day into that night.



A strong area of low pressure will strengthen across the state on Wednesday bringing much gustier south winds and higher rain chances. Scattered showers are possible during the day Wednesday, with a much higher chance of heavy rain and storms by late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Some areas could pick up over an inch of rain in that timeframe!

Temperatures will surge well above normal into the 50s and low 60s on Wednesday and Thursday with that strong storm system, but some much colder air is looming! Once the system departs the area, we’ll see a cold front surge into Green Country with temperatures potentially plummeting back into the 30s by next weekend. So if you’re a warm weather fan, enjoy it while we’ve got it!

Have a wonderful Sunday, 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!