Arctic Blast On Its Way; Snow Totals Looking Lighter

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 10:37 am
By: News 9

An arctic blast is still on the way. The latest data does not show the air being as cold, and the storm moving over head will be weaker than previously thought.

So, snow totals look lighter than what we showed yesterday. The heaviest totals will be possible in NE OK. The wind chill factor will be the biggest inconvenience of the weekend.

Wind chills will dip into the single digits and teens in the morning hours and rebound into the 20s Saturday and 30s Sunday afternoon.

The arctic front is expected to move in quicker and should approach OKC by 9 to 10 pm Friday. Rain will develop late Friday and will transition to snow for a while Saturday morning.

The skies are expected to clear during the day on Saturday. Snow will accumulate to less than 1 inch and it will be a wind driven snow.

At this point the bark will be worse than the bite with this batch of arctic air and storm. Plan accordingly.