Thunderstorms, Colder Weather Headed For Eastern Oklahoma

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:21 am
By: News On 6

Severe thunderstorms are a possibility ahead of a cold front which is forecast to move into eastern Oklahoma late Friday.

News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone says the cold front is causing significant snow in the Rockies and the Dakotas.

As the front pushes into the state this evening, Crone says there is a slight chance of strong to severe thunderstorms ahead of the front for late Friday and early Saturday.

Crone doesn't expect the storms to impact northeastern Oklahoma high school football games, unless the front arrives earlier than expected.

"If the front arrives an hour or two faster, the late part of the games northwest of Tulsa could see some storms," Crone said in his weather blog.

After the front moves through, Crone says strong northerly winds will only allow Saturday's high to be in the mid-60s.

By early Sunday, dryer air and clearing skies will allow temperatures across eastern Oklahoma to drop in the low 40s.

In the meantime, expect a breezy Friday with highs near 90.

Alan Crone's Weather Blog