Gusty south winds will crank up today from 20 to 30 mph in advance of a strong cold front that moves into the state Wednesday morning to midday with north winds, falling temps and a small chance for some light precipitation. As this front exits southeastern OK Wednesday afternoon, colder weather will settle into northeastern OK with a return of morning lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s for the 2nd half of the week. A surface ridge of high pressure will center across northeastern OK Thursday into early Friday with some locations dropping to or below freezing Friday morning. The ridge exits east Friday as gusty southeast winds return Friday and Saturday with another minor increase in daytime highs before the next front arrives Sunday morning to midday. The Thanksgiving outlook continues to suggest another cold front nearing the state with cooler (colder) weather and a mention for some precipitation near or south of the immediate area Friday.
Temps today will be exceptionally warm across northeastern OK and more so across the far western part of the state. Highs in the Tulsa metro are expected in the mid to upper 70s with a sunshine-cloud mix and south winds from 20 to 30 mph. Locations across far western OK may reach the upper 80s, near 90 later this afternoon before the cold front zips into the area early tomorrow morning.
Temperatures Wednesday will be tricky to pinpoint. The morning through midday periods will the warmest with readings in the mid and upper 60s before the front arrives around late morning to midday. North winds will follow the frontal passage and temps will drop. The magnitude of drop should bring us into the upper 40s and lower 50s along wind gusty north winds from 15 to 25 mph. A few showers or even some small pockets of drizzle will be possible, but this chance remains very low.
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