Snow Moves Out, But Frigid Saturday Continues
TULSA, Oklahoma -
Rain, sleet, and snow have moved out of Green Country, but the bitterly cold Arctic air is hanging tough for our Saturday.
Travel remains quite slick along I-40 near the Oklahoma/Arkansas line, and in many locations south of I-40 in southeastern Oklahoma due to Saturday morning’s ice and snow accumulations. Roads should slowly improve during the day, but please use extra caution if you’re traveling across far eastern and southeastern Oklahoma!
Despite the precipitation moving out, the cold Arctic air will not budge today. Temperatures will remain in the 20s throughout Saturday with wind chills in the single digits and low teens thanks to very gusty north winds. Yikes!
Those bitter cold north winds will slowly weaken by late tonight, and as skies clear out temperatures will really bottom out. We’ll drop into the teens with wind chills still in the single digits Sunday morning! But our climb out of this Arctic plunge will begin Sunday afternoon as highs climb back into the lower 40s with sunnier skies.
Temperatures will make a major recovery on Monday, just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! We’ll see highs back in the 50s Monday afternoon, though it’ll be a blustery day with very gusty south winds kicking back in as well. Another quick-moving system will bring a brief chance for rain on Tuesday, followed by another shot of chilly air by the middle of the week.
Hope you stay warm on this frigid Saturday, Green Country! 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!