Wintry Precipitation On The Way To Oklahoma This Weekend

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 6:31 pm
By: News 9

Temperatures on Wednesday were cold enough by themselves, let alone with the wind chill factor that made things feel as though they were in the single digits.

The clouds that have been with us through the day will start to decrease overnight as north breezes continue. Overnight lows will fall into the upper teens to middle 20s across the state.

Thursday and Friday we get back into the sunshine, but remain cold with north winds 10 – 20 mph. Our average high temperature for this time of the year is still in the lower 60s.

Over the weekend, we're tracking two storm systems that will likely bring us our first bout of winter precipitation. The good news is these look to be fast moving and fairly weak weather systems.

The first storm moves in by Saturday morning and will be out of the area by early afternoon on Saturday. This could produce a thin line of scattered light precipitation in the form of a mix to the north to light rain to the south.

No accumulations or travel complications are expected at this time. Temperatures will warm well above freezing by afternoon under a southeast winds.

Storm number two does have a little more potential, but still looks to be fairly weak and lacking moisture. The timing of this storm looks to be late Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. Winds change to the north on Sunday, allowing colder temperatures to move in as precipitation falls in the form of a wintry mix to light snow.

The highest chances of any accumulating snow looks to be across the northern third of Oklahoma in which an inch or two could fall. Here in OKC, we're expecting less than an half inch of sleet and snow to accumulate, with little or no road complications expected.

Again this is subject and this storm system is still located across British Columbia, Canada and is still 3 – 4 days away.

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