Friday Winter Chill Across Eastern Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - A taste of winter has returned to Green Country to round out the week!
After two and a half weeks straight of above normal temperatures, we’ve returned to much more December-like weather for our Friday. Despite mostly sunny skies today, we’ll struggle to warm up with highs only in the upper 30s to lower 40s, and a northwest breeze of 10 to 15 miles per hour keeping quite a chill in the air.
We'll get the weekend off to a frigid start with lows in the teens to lower 20s Saturday morning. Bundle up! Saturday will see temperatures a bit colder still with highs only in the mid to upper 30s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. An upper level disturbance looks to produce some light snow in far western Oklahoma, but we don’t expect to see any precipitation here in eastern Oklahoma.
The winter chill continues on Sunday, and for the next several days for that matter! Highs will reach the 40s Sunday afternoon with increasing clouds ahead of our next storm system.
That system will move north out of Texas by Sunday afternoon and evening, spreading rain across central and southern Oklahoma. Showers will increase Sunday night into Monday morning in Green Country, particularly across southeastern Oklahoma. At this time, temperatures look just warm enough for much of this precipitation to fall as rain, but a brief wintry mix may be possible in northeast Oklahoma. We’ll keep you advised!
Temperatures will moderate a bit for New Year’s Eve Monday, but an even stronger cold front is on the way! After highs recover to near 50 on New Year’s Eve, an Arctic cold front looks to blast into our area New Year’s Eve night. It will likely be cold and windy at midnight to ring in 2019, so be prepared! And the first day of 2019 looks downright frigid, with lows around 20 and highs struggling to climb above freezing on New Year’s Day! Get ready for several days of more winter-like cold!
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