Cold Winter Saturday Across Eastern Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - Bundle up! Temperatures will struggle to warm up on a cold Saturday across Green Country.
Mostly cloudy skies will likely hamper any sort of noticeable warm-up today. Highs will only reach the lower to mid-30s across northeast Oklahoma, with upper 30s to low 40s in far southeast Oklahoma and a light north breeze. A few snow flurries may fly during the day, so don’t be surprised! But no accumulation is expected.
We’ll get off to another very cold start Sunday morning with high pressure in place and temperatures in the lower 20s. Mostly cloudy skies return again on Sunday, but a south breeze will give us a bigger warm-up with highs in the mid-40s Sunday afternoon. The daytime hours of our Sunday look primarily dry, but by Sunday night an approaching storm system brings rain back into eastern Oklahoma.
Showers will increase Sunday evening and Sunday night across southeastern Oklahoma, spreading across more of the area early Monday morning. A brief wintry mix will be possible late Sunday night, but no impacts are expected and the large majority of this precipitation is expected to fall as just rain. Steady rain New Year’s Eve Monday morning will eventually diminish by the afternoon hours.
As rain diminishes our temperatures will moderate a bit for New Year’s Eve afternoon with highs in the upper 40s, but another strong cold front arrives New Year’s Eve evening! It will likely be cold and windy at midnight to ring in 2019 with temperatures in the 20s and wind chills in the teens, 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! Temperatures will moderate late next week, but until then get ready for several days of more winter-like cold!
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