TULSA, Oklahoma - Merry Christmas, Green Country! Our weather is looking good for your Christmas Eve activities.

We’ll see an increase in cloud cover for the first half of the day, but some sunshine will break back out during the afternoon. Temperatures will be above normal for another day with highs in the mid-50s, and stronger south winds picking up to 15 to 20 miles per hour. Later tonight, it should be smooth sailing for dear old Santa Claus with temperatures in the low 40s as he arrives!


So, how about Christmas Day? A few patchy areas of drizzle will be possible early Christmas morning, though most of the daylight hours should be fairly dry. Christmas Day will also be mild with mostly cloudy skies and highs back in the mid to upper 50s. Some additional drizzle or light rain may develop by late in the night on Christmas.

A strong area of low pressure will strengthen across the state on Wednesday bringing much gustier southeast winds to 25 miles per hour and higher rain chances. Scattered showers are possible west of Tulsa during the day Wednesday, but rain and storms become much more likely area-wide by Wednesday night and continuing into early Thursday morning. Some heavy storms are possible and parts of Green Country could pick up over an inch of rain in that timeframe!

Temperatures will surge well above normal into 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 highs plummeting back into the 40s on Friday. And we may struggle to get out of the 30s on Saturday! So if you’re a warm weather fan, enjoy it while we’ve got it!

I hope you have a blessed Christmas Eve and a very Merry Christmas, 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!