Cold, Raw Saturday Weather Across Green Country
TULSA, Oklahoma -
Damp, dreary, cold, and breezy. Not exactly a great combination, but that’s what’s ahead for our Saturday across Green Country!
Areas of light rain, drizzle, and perhaps a bit of sleet will continue for the morning hours across northeastern Oklahoma. At times this morning and through the afternoon, *some* snow may mix in with the rain for areas north of Tulsa. Temperatures will remain near the freezing mark so major impacts are not anticipated. However, a quick dusting to an inch of snow accumulation, mainly on grassy surfaces, will be possible across northern Osage County and northern Washington County this morning, with slightly higher accumulations more likely in our southeastern Kansas counties. This will quickly end by this afternoon.
Areas of light precipitation will gradually diminish this afternoon, but temperatures are going absolutely nowhere today. We’ll hold in the upper 30s all day around the Tulsa metro, and north winds will steadily increase to the 20 to 25 mile per hour range by the afternoon. That means it’ll be feeling colder and colder as the day goes along, so be prepared!
The cold air will stick around all weekend, even as we start to dry out heading into Sunday. Lows will dip into the upper 20s to low 30s Sunday morning, and with clouds hanging tough we’ll still struggle to warm up with Sunday’s high again in the upper 30s.
A slow warming trend will kick in to start next week. With high pressure sliding overhead on Monday, we should see some sunshine return with highs in the 40s Monday afternoon and very light winds. A more significant warm-up looks to arrive on Tuesday, with south winds and highs climbing back into the 50s. Our next cold front will nudge into Green Country on Wednesday, but temperatures will still hold near seasonal normals with lows around freezing and highs in the lower 50s from Wednesday into Thursday.
If you’re looking for that next Arctic blast, keep a close eye on next weekend! Signs are building of a potential big-time shot of cold air arriving sometime next weekend, with potentially some light wintry precipitation as well. That’s still several days away, so as always we’ll keep you updated as things become more clear!
Have a great Saturday, Green Country! Stay warm and dry! 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!