Chance For Severe Storms In Oklahoma Ahead Of Thanksgiving Cold Front

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 4:11 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma – A frontal boundary moving into northeastern Oklahoma will bring the chance for severe weather before temperatures drop for Thanksgiving Thursday.

News On 6 Meteorologist Alan Crone said the greatest risk of severe weather will be late Wednesday night into early Thursday.

"A narrow line of storm activity will be possible, and some of these will be strong to near severe," he said.

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Thanksgiving Day will see much colder air with gusty northerly winds and a high of 37 degrees. No sleet or ice is expected, as the rain will have ended before the temperatures drop below freezing.

"Thanksgiving may be one of the coldest thanksgivings since the early 90s," Crone said. "The morning may start out around 38 but readings will fall into the mid 30s by the afternoon with gusty north winds creating wind chill values in the teens."

Shoppers lined up for Black Friday deals will see the coldest morning of the season so far Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to dip into the teens or low 20's in the early morning hours. Temperatures will rebound as the day goes on, with highs in the 40's to near 50.

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