Thunderstorms, Snow Possible Over Next Several Days

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 6:52 pm
By: News On 6

A transitional weather pattern will offer chances for frozen and wet precipitation across Oklahoma for the next several days.

The National Weather Service said after a night of possible freezing drizzle, warmer, more humid air will stream northward into North Texas and Oklahoma, allowing daytime highs on Sunday to come near or exceed average levels.

Precipitation chances will be slight on Sunday, with greater opportunities coming Monday through Wednesday, ranging from thunderstorms to snow.

On Saturday, skies were cloudy in all but north-central Oklahoma. Temperature ranged from 31 degrees in Clinton and Hobart to 39 degrees in Tulsa and Muskogee. The high in Bartlesville and Oklahoma City reached 37 degrees.

Skies should again be partly to mostly cloudy on Sunday with a slight chance of light drizzle in central Oklahoma and a chance of showers in far southeastern sections. Highs in the 40s and 50s are forecast.

Showers and thunderstorms in southeastern Oklahoma and slight chances for rain or snow in the Oklahoma Panhandle and rain elsewhere are expected Sunday night, when low dip into the 30s and 40s.

The Panhandle will continue to see a chance of rain and snow early Monday, while showers and thunderstorms are possible elsewhere. Highs should range from the upper 40s in the Panhandle to the middle 60s in far southeastern Oklahoma, the weather service said.

Snow chances will spread east and south by Tuesday and drag daytime temperatures down into the 30s and 40s. Lows should range from the teens in the Panhandle to the low 40s in southeastern Oklahoma, forecasters said.

The entire state will see a chance of light snow on Wednesday, with temperatures cooling down into the 20s and 30s for highs and into the teens and 20s for lows.

Snow chances will be light in southeastern Oklahoma early Thursday, otherwise skies should be mostly cloudy, forecasters said. Highs should reach the 20s and 30s, while lows dip into the teens and 20s.