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Cold front hits; power outages reported; streets hazardous

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 7, 2010 at 1:41 am •  Published: January 7, 2010

/articleid/3430091/1/pictures/808000">Photo - Steam rises from OG&E's Mustang Power Plant on NW 10th street as  cold temperatures move into  Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma January 04, 2010. Photo by Steve Gooch
Steam rises from OG&E's Mustang Power Plant on NW 10th street as cold temperatures move into Oklahoma City, Oklahoma January 04, 2010. Photo by Steve Gooch

The coldest temperatures of the week are likely to hit late Friday and early Saturday, according to the weather service. The projected overnight low in Oklahoma City that night is 2 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to return to seasonal norms by Sunday, forecasters said.

Oklahoma City-area forecast

- Overnight: Cloudy. Low around 12 with wind chill values as low as -5. North-northeast winds 8 to 11 mph increasing to 23 to 26 mph and gusting to 37 mph. Thirty percent chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 9 p.m., then a chance of snow. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

- Thursday: Partly sunny. High near 17 with wind chill values as low as -8. North-northwest winds 16 to 24 mph, gusting to 34 mph.

- Thursday night: Mostly cloudy. Low around 5 with wind chill values as low as -11. North winds 13 to 15 mph, gusting to 21 mph.

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