Windy Weather, Scattered Storms & Temperatures Tumbling For Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 24th 2021, 10:50 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz


TULSA, Oklahoma -

Strong south winds are here for one of the busiest travel days of the year, with a big chill on the way for Thanksgiving.

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If you’re traveling today, specifically if you’re driving, hang on to the steering wheel! South winds gusting to 35 miles per hour will be common for the morning and early afternoon hours across eastern Oklahoma. Those south winds will once again keep us quite mild, with highs around 70 to the lower 70s this afternoon.

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Changes roll in later tonight as a strong cold front moves in. Scattered showers and storms will develop across eastern Oklahoma after sunset into the nighttime hours. We won’t have any severe weather to deal with, but a few heavy storms are possible tonight. The cold front will sweep rain and storms away from the Tulsa metro after midnight, but it’ll also usher in much colder weather for Thanksgiving.

Temperatures will free-fall back into the 30s Thanksgiving morning, and with a stiff northwind, we’ll be feeling wind chills in the 20s! Sunshine will return and winds will eventually diminish during the afternoon hours, but the holiday will stay chilly with highs only in the upper 40s.

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The cold air will bottom out early Black Friday morning, with lows falling into the mid-20s! But a nice weekend warm-up will quickly kick back in, with highs rebounding to the 60-degree mark Friday afternoon, and highs soaring back into the upper 60s on Saturday.

I hope you have a great Wednesday and a Happy Thanksgiving, Green Country! You can follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest.