2021 has arrived with another round of snow for parts of Green Country!
After rain and some freezing rain overnight, periods of snow are falling just west, just north, and northeast of Tulsa for our New Year’s morning. This will be enough to cause slick and hazardous travel for our New Year’s morning, particularly across Pawnee, Osage, and Washington Counties and into southeastern Kansas, or really anywhere where snow can accumulate.
Some snow should mix into the Tulsa metro as well into the mid-morning hours, though with lighter amounts than what we’ll see just north of Tulsa. If you’re further east and southeast of the Tulsa metro, little to no snow is expected.
Anywhere from 1” to 4” of snow will be possible in a swath from Pawnee County, Osage County, possibly Washington County, and into southeastern Kansas. There will likely be a sharp cut-off near the Tulsa metro, with little to no accumulation in most spots south of downtown Tulsa.
Precipitation will gradually diminish from west-to-east by the late morning hours, with mainly flurries or drizzle by afternoon.
We also have another window for some light snow across parts of northeastern Oklahoma coming up on Saturday morning. That will be a weaker storm system than what we’re dealing with today, with generally 1” or less snow accumulation on Saturday wherever that snow band sets up. Of course, we’ll keep you updated on that as well.
I hope you have a great New Year’s Day, Green Country! Stay safe! You can also follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest.