Thursday Cold Front Brings Falling Temps To Eastern Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - Wednesday’s soggy weather is moving out, but a cold front is about to send our Thursday temperatures tumbling here in Green Country!
Scattered showers lingering east of Tulsa will clear out of eastern Oklahoma during the morning hours. We’ll remain windy once again with south winds gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour from morning into early afternoon. A switch to gusty west-northwest winds occurs by mid to late afternoon as that cold front arrives.
Be prepared for temperatures to be colder when you’re heading home from work later today than they will be when you leave for work this morning! Our high for our Thursday will come in the middle of the day around lunchtime before that front arrives. Temps look to be in the upper 50s at lunchtime in Tulsa, but by mid-afternoon temperatures will start to fall and we’ll dip quickly into the 40s by 4pm to 5pm with a chilly breeze.
It will certainly feel like winter again by Friday morning, as this cold front brings to an end a two-week stretch of above normal temperatures! We’ll be back in the upper 20s with wind chills in the teens early Friday morning. Brrr! Despite sunshine on Friday our temperatures will struggle to warm up with highs only in the lower 40s.
Another storm system will be taking shape across the Rockies and into western Oklahoma Friday night into Saturday morning. This system looks to bring some snow to the panhandle and perhaps western Oklahoma, but at this time it appears the storm track will remain west of our area. That means we don’t expect anything other than a few flurries (if that) in Green Country on Saturday. The cold air will stick around though with highs only in the 30s Saturday afternoon.
Heading into the last few days of 2018, the chilly air will hold firm with highs only in the mid to upper 40s on Sunday and Monday. Another storm system looks to bring some precipitation to mainly southeastern Oklahoma Sunday night through Monday morning, but at this time we look to be warm enough for this to fall as just rain. After that it gets even colder just in time to ring in 2019! A strong cold front arrives on New Year’s Eve, with cold and windy conditions New Year’s night and temperatures likely not getting above freezing on New Year’s Day. Get ready!
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