Spotty Morning Showers, Cold Air Sticks Around Into The Weekend


Thursday, January 7th 2021, 6:26 am
By: Alan Crone


Spotty showers will exit the area early this morning, but the cold air will remain today and into the weekend. We’ll track several upper waves over the next few days, but no major impacts will be expected.

Rain Zone

The cold-core low is located southeast of the metro this morning across the ArkLaTex and will exit our area soon. Locations to the north of this feature, including far eastern OK into western Arkansas may continue seeing some rain changing to snow with no impact across the eastern Oklahoma region. The area near and east of Fayetteville remains in a more favorable position for impactful snowfall with one to five inches possible, with higher amounts on mountain tops above 2000 ft. Snowfall from four to six inches will remain likely for areas currently included in a winter storm warning through 6 p.m. We currently do not have any Eastern OK counties included in any advisory, but some rain to snow can’t be ruled out as the system quickly exits this morning. Some snow may also occur as far south as Le Flore and McCurtain Counties where local elevation levels are highest.

Winter Advisories

The colder weather should stick around for the next several days with at least two more distinct waves nearing the state. The first is a weak upper-level disturbance arriving late Friday night into Saturday morning that may provide a few surprise snow flurries for a few locations, but the chance remains very low and I’ll not include any pop for the big seven-day planner.

The second wave is stronger and will have more moisture but currently appears to track too far south of our immediate area for any impacts of precipitation for northeastern sections of the state. Our friends and neighbors across southwestern OK into the western areas of north TX will see some wintry weather Saturday night but the higher impacts will occur southward across the Permian Basin before the low takes a turn across central Texas. As this low moves east across central Texas, some locations along the Red River Valley could see some snow Sunday evening into early Monday morning. This also remains a low chance for most of our southern OK counties with higher chances across the north Texas county region.

Temps & Rain Chances

We may have a brief moderation of temps slightly above normal early next week before another cold snap moves down the central plains for the 2nd half of next week.

Thanks for reading the Thursday morning weather discussion and blog.

Have a super great day!

Alan Crone

KOTV


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