Freeze Warning Tonight, Saturday Night.

Friday, October 26th 2012, 6:00 pm

By: News On 6

Notice the map on the right which shows the estimated QPF(Quantitative Precipitation Forecast) through this coming Wed morning. Obviously, we will be high and dry during that period, but notice also the bulls eye along the E coast with an estimated 12" possible. And, that only goes up to Wed morning; there will be lots more into the latter part of the week as well. That is all due to Hurricane Sandy which will be moving up the coast and become entrained into a massive storm system sweeping down out of Canada which will have some much colder air associated with it. Bottom line is a storm which will likely be of historic proportions for those folks next week.

We are being affected as well since the colder air has obviously made a big change in our weather. After setting records to start this week for warmest overnight lows, we will be looking at freezing temperatures for tonight, Saturday night, and possibly Sunday night. Today's gusty northerly winds will be subsiding with the setting sun, but still blowing at 10-15 mph making the HS football games rather chilly with temperatures in the 40s and wind chills possibly in the 30s. Temperatures will be in the 20s to start the day Saturday but at least those northerly winds will be much lighter with wind speeds generally less than 10 mph.

Look for severe clear skies as well on Saturday and daytime highs only in the 50s. That will make for some great football weather in Stillwater for the afternoon hours and in Norman for the evening hours with light northerly winds both locations, clear skies, and temperatures in the 50s for Stillwater and in the 40s for Norman.

After a freezing start to the day, Sunday will also see lots of sunshine and light N to NE winds possibly becoming more S to SE to end the day. Afternoon temperatures should be near 60.

Monday may see a light freeze/frost, but afternoon temperatures will be well into the 60s under sunny skies and with a more southerly wind. Looks like we will keep a general S to SE wind for much of the following week which means milder conditions as well. Look for daytime highs in the 60s warming into the low-mid 70s by late in the week and overnight lows warming into the 40s. As mentioned above, our rain chances are pretty much in the slim to none category for the foreseeable future.

That also means the weather for the trick-or-treaters on Wednesday should be quite pleasant.

So, stay tuned and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot


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