Snowstorm's Worst May Miss Oklahoma

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 9:39 am
By: News On 6

Parts of Oklahoma that were hit hard by a massive ice storm earlier this week may dodge a weather bullet on Saturday.

The National Weather Service rolled back its predictions of heavy snow after drier air weakened a winter storm approaching from the west. While counties bordering Kansas still had a good shot at seeing up to 4 inches of snow, counties to the south and east were more likely to see amounts averaging less than 2 inches, the weather service said.

Temperatures remained too warm for snow in central, southern and eastern Oklahoma on Friday, but areas in the northwest did see some of the white stuff, according to reports.

Those that didn't see snow were socked in by fog and drizzle much of the day. Temperatures ranged from 29 degrees in Guymon to 43 degrees in Muskogee, according to the weather service. The high in Oklahoma City and Altus was 37 degrees, while Tulsa's temperature climbed to 41 degrees.

Cloudy, breezy conditions were expected on Saturday, with occasional snow in all but the southeast, where rain was possible. Highs should reach the 30s and 40s. Lows should dip into the teens and 20s under partly cloudy skies, forecasters said.

Partly cloudy conditions will prevail through Wednesday, with temperatures only reaching the 30s and 40s on Sunday.

Highs should reach the 40s and 50s by Monday, but temperatures will still plunge into the teens and 20s overnight.

By Tuesday, temperatures will climb well into the 50s before bottoming out in the 20s and 30s, forecasters said.

A slight chance of showers returns for the southeast, but it should be dry elsewhere on Monday. Temperatures should peak in the 50s and 60s before ranging from the 20s in the Oklahoma Panhandle to the 40s in the southeast Monday night.