Drizzle Will Continue As Temperatures Warm Thursday Night
OKLAHOMA CITY - Patchy freezing drizzle will change over to all drizzle as temperatures continue to warm up Thursday evening.
Temperatures will slowly climb into the middle 30’s by late Thursday evening. South winds will continue to increase allowing those temperatures to climb into the low 40’s by Friday morning.
South winds will continue to increase throughout Friday as highs top out in the 60’s and 70’s. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy throughout the day under dry conditions. Warm conditions will continue through Friday evening, before the arctic blast arrives across Northern Oklahoma and the OKC metro by late Friday and overnight.
By Saturday morning, north winds at 20-30 mph will be blasting most of the state as temperatures fall into the 20’s. Behind the front, a band of light to moderate snow will move from northwest to southeast across the state. This will be a fast-moving band of snow only lasting a few hours at a particular location. So, the News 9 weather team is not expecting very heavy snowfall amounts but some areas to the northwest could see over 2" of snow.
In the metro, a basic dusting to half an inch is looking likely for Saturday. Also, isolated 1” amount couldn't be ruled out for Central Oklahoma.
The bigger story on Saturday will be the strong winds gusting over 40 mph with temperatures falling into the teens by evening. This will produce wind chill temperatures in the teens during the afternoon and single digits by the evening. Those north winds will continue overnight and as temperatures fall into the teen and single digits.
The wind chills will be in the 0 to -10° range by Sunday morning.