Arctic air is rolling across the area this morning bringing bitterly cold weather, including wind chill values dropping into the single digits to sub-zero along and northwest of I-44. Temps will be in the upper teens and lower 20s north this morning before reaching highs only in the mid-20s north and near-freezing south for the afternoon. Afternoon wind chills will stay in the teens for northern OK. A fast-moving jet streak is producing light snow along the OK-Kansas state line region this morning with no major impact for our immediate area. Some flurries will be possible near the metro for the morning hours. Locations along the OK-Kansas state line region will see a chance of a minor dusting in a few locations. The shallow arctic air will remain over the region through midday Friday before quickly moving northeast as south winds and warmer weather returns Saturday. A surface ridge of high-pressure nearby Friday morning will allow teens for lows, some single digits in valleys with afternoon highs reaching the upper 30s and lower 40s. The progressive pattern remains for the foreseeable future, but a warming trend will occur by the middle of next week with additional rain chances returning.
Saturday the pressure begins falling across the plains as the next upper-level impulse nears the area. South winds return from 20 to 35 mph with afternoon highs reaching the mid-50s before the next cold front rolls into the state late Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Low-level moisture will be pooling across far southeastern OK this weekend where a slight chance for a few showers or storms will exist both days. The front will move across northeastern OK Sunday morning with temps in the lower 40s for most of the afternoon along with gusty north winds. Cold weather sticks around early next week for a day or two before another warming trend arrives for the middle to end of next week. Rain chances return for the latter half of next week.
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