Wind Advisory For Northeast Oklahoma Monday
TULSA, Oklahoma - Our next system arrives Tuesday with a chance of drizzle and showers followed by another colder air mass Thursday night with yet another enforcement of cold air Friday into Saturday. Today will be a decent day temperature wise with sunshine and high clouds, but the strong south winds from 20 to 40 mph will create some wind chill values along with the inconvenience of strong winds.
A wind advisory will be required for part of northeastern Oklahoma today as pressure falls occur as our next upper level system makes its way across the western U.S.
As the south winds crank up today, low level moisture will return this evening leading to some drizzle late tonight into Tuesday morning in spots. Tomorrow midday to afternoon showers will become possible as the next cold front moves across the plains and into eastern Oklahoma. Mostly cloudy sky and highs in the lower to mid-50s will be likely by midday with temperatures falling into the upper 30s to the lower 40s tomorrow afternoon along with gusty north wind behind the front.
Temperatures will remain above freezing for eastern Oklahoma for most of Tuesday afternoon, but early Tuesday evening locations across northeastern Oklahoma could hit the freezing mark as the moisture exits the area. This will create a very small window for some wintry mix across extreme northeast Oklahoma into northwest Arkansas for the early Tuesday evening hours. This chance remains very low but it’s something we’ll be watching.
Cold weather arrives Wednesday morning with morning lows in the lower to mid-20s and afternoon highs in the upper 30s near 40. South winds will quickly return Thursday with south winds and highs possibly reaching the mid-40s before the next arctic front powerhouses across the area late Thursday night into Friday. This will drop the temps back down into the upper teens near 20 Friday morning with afternoon highs likely to stay in the upper 30s. Cold weather is likely to remain this weekend.
Both Thursday night into Friday, and then again Saturday, features in the northwest flow could bring a chance for some precipitation near the state. IF this occurs, this would be in the form of some light snow and mostly along the state line region of southern Kansas. Most data support these chances remaining slightly northeast of our immediate area. This warrants a low mention of some flurries across far northeast Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas at this point but this chance technically remains out of the main 7-day planner.
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