Latest Update On New Year's Day Winter Storm In Oklahoma

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 10:45 am
By: News 9

Arctic air is moving in! This will keep our highs well below freezing for a couple of days. Wind chills will stay in the teens today, and will drop to zero and below by Wednesday morning. Most of Wednesday looks dry, but will be very cold with highs in the teens and 20s. Remember your pets in these frigid conditions.

Our next storm is still on tap for New Year's Day. A powerful low pressure system move across the southern Rockies. Temps will flirt with freezing all day long Thursday. This could lead to accumulating freezing rain and some sleet. This storm will be with us Friday and part of Saturday. Roads and travel may be impacted. A thin layer of warm air will move in just above the surface. This will make it difficult for snow to make it to the ground. This will increase our chance of rain that will freeze on contact, and also increase the chance of sleet. The best timing of freezing rain/sleet will be Thursday PM into early Friday. Friday afternoon temps will warm up a bit and we will likely see just cold rain. This will transition back to winter precipitation Friday night into early Saturday.

This forecast will continue to evolve over the coming days. A slight change in track, timing, or temperature of this storm could lead to big-time forecast changes. Check back for updates.

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