Stubborn Sunday Winter Cold For Green Country
TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma -
The rain and snow are long gone, but the winter cold is sticking around as we wrap up the weekend here in Green Country.
It’ll be big coat weather all day today as cloud cover hangs tough, really hampering any sort of warm-up. Temperatures will only climb a few degrees into the upper 30s for our Sunday afternoon, and a brisk north-northwest breeze will keep it feeling like the 20s for much of the day.
A slow, but steady, thaw begins as we head into this week! Clouds are likely to linger into the first half of Monday with high pressure moving overhead, but some sun breaks should occur by Monday afternoon to push our highs into the 40s to kick off the week. We’ll warm things up much more noticeably on Tuesday, as a south breeze and some welcome sunshine will usher our highs back into the 50s!
Our next cold front will nudge into Green Country on Wednesday, but it will likely stall out in the area and won’t bring us a huge cool-down. Highs in the lower 50s are still expected Wednesday, with a slight chance of showers and highs back in the mid to upper 50s on Thursday.
Overall the week ahead looks fairly pleasant, but don’t get too used to the warmer temperatures! We could potentially warm into the 50s or 60s on Friday, but we’re set to absolutely free-fall after that. A much stronger Arctic cold front appears likely to impact Green Country by Saturday, and temperatures in the teens and 20s appear to be on the way next weekend!
As this blast of very cold air moves through, a storm system tracking out of the western United States may also bring us enough moisture to see some rain changeover to snow on Saturday as well. However, the track of that system and the moisture associated with it is still very much up in the air. The Arctic cold appears likely next weekend, but the precipitation potential is still far from locked in as a storm track further north could leave us mainly dry and cold. You know the drill: Keep checking back in for updates through the week and we’ll keep you advised!
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