Temperatures To Dip Below Zero In Tulsa-Area Thursday Morning

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 6:38 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Bitterly cold air left in the wake of a massive winter storm will hang out over Oklahoma for the next few days.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for 22 counties in northern and western Oklahoma.

Thursday morning lows in the Tulsa-area are expected to be five degrees below zero.  It's the first time in 15 years Tulsa will have temperatures officially below zero.  The last time was February 1996.

"We expect lots of sunshine during the day Thursday allowing temperatures to rebound into the teens and lower 20s," News On 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot said.

Friday morning could also see negative temperatures, according to Faurot.

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"Temperatures will stay below freezing all day and are not expected to thaw out till Saturday afternoon," he said.

But the warm up won't last long. Another cold front will arrive Sunday with the chance of light snow or flurries.

Tuesday's winter storm dumped from one inch to 21 inches of snow on Oklahoma, with northeastern sections of the state hit the hardest.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report