Strong Storm System Moving Into Oklahoma

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 8:55 am
By: News 9

The weather pattern is about to pick up in intensity for the latter half of December. Up first, there will be a spring-like storm system.

Saturday, there's more clouds and gray weather. The fog will eventually lift and give way to overcast skies with better visibility.

Highs will reach into the upper 50's in northern Oklahoma and to the mid 60's in southern Oklahoma. Winds will be breezy out of the southeast at 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday, though, is what everyone is wondering about.

A strong storm system will bring showers and thunderstorms Sunday morning to the entire state. The line of storms, a few of which will be heavy, maybe even severe, will march east through the day.

Before noon Sunday, showers and storms will affect western Oklahoma. The way it looks right now, storms will arrive in OKC around lunchtime or just after.

By Sunday evening, storms will all be east of I-35. They'll be quick moving, so don't expect them to hang around long.

As far as severity goes, Matt Mahler News 9 is not expecting widespread severe weather, but a few strong or severe storms will be possible within the line as it moves east.

The primary threats will be hail up to the size of quarters and wind gusts up to 65 mph.

Beyond Sunday, the forecast gets colder. Highs will be in the 40's for the work week. Another storm system is showing up around the Thursday/Friday timeframe that will bring some rain and potentially some winter weather.

It's hard to pin down much right now, but keep it in mind if you're making travel plans. Next weekend looks fine for now, but again, with how active this pattern is turning, we'll need to keep a very close eye on things!