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Oklahoma Bracing For Winter Storm Over The Weekend

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It has been a nice and quiet Christmas Eve across the state with just a few sprinkles this evening in the far northwest parts of the state.

We’ll see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies for the overnight as temperatures cool down into the 30s to 40s. So it will be some fantastic flying weather for Santa and his reindeer.

For Christmas Day we’ll continue with the pleasant weather and a south breeze returning under a mixture of sun and clouds. Highs will range from near 50 north, to low 70s in the southeast.

Our pleasant weather comes to an end on Saturday with a cold front that brings a strong north wind and falling temperatures. You can expect morning temperatures to fall from the 50s and 60s to the 40s by late afternoon under cloudy skies.

Showers and thunderstorms develop by evening and will continue on and off through Saturday night across the state.

By Sunday the cold air continues to slowly become deeper with temperatures falling below freezing from Oklahoma City and points west. This will create very slick conditions with heavy freezing rain and sleet to snow in far western Oklahoma Sunday afternoon and evening. North winds through the day will be sustained 25 to 35mph with gusts especially in western Oklahoma near 60 mph possible.

Colder air arrives Sunday night into Monday as the freezing rain and sleet becomes heavy snow by Monday morning. As the storm exits Monday afternoon snow will taper off across the state but temperatures remaining cold in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

This is a very complex storm system that is still over 48 hours away from arriving. So these maps could change based the speed, strength and track of the low pressure.

Stay with News 9, we’ll keep you advised!

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