NE Oklahoma To See Big Warm Up Ahead Of Winter Blast

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 10:59 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma – Much of northeastern Oklahoma will see warmer temperatures for the weekend, ahead of a cold front early next week.

Thursday's high is expected to reach 60 degrees. News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone said Friday's high will be even warmer, in the upper 60's.

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Crone said the warmer air, combined with dry vegetation and westerly winds, will create a very high fire danger, so caution is advised. Burn bans are currently in effect for Oklahoma and Lincoln stories.

The warmer weather won't last long, as colder temperatures will move into the region for the second half of the weekend.

"The leading edge of cold air should arrive Sunday morning and this will knock our daytime highs into the lower 40s," Crone said.

Sunday's high is expected to be 44 degrees, while Monday's high is only expected to reach the freezing mark.

Some parts of northeastern Oklahoma could see winter weather by Tuesday, with a high of only 25 degrees and a 30 percent chance of snow.

"This time period obviously could support much higher accumulating snow chances, but the data is too inconsistent to raise the flag at this point," Crone said.

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