Oklahoma Weather Blog


Forecast maps for today and early Wednesday, and a freeze watch starting late Wedn. for portions of the NWS, Norman Forecast Office coverage area

by Bryan Painter Published: November 5, 2013

Forecast information from the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

This evening, rain will begin to become more widespread as the cold front starts to

move across the region. Isolated storms will also be possible but no severe weather

is expected. Heavy rain will also be possible in parts of central,

south central, and southeast Oklahoma.


The rain will continue overnight into Wednesday morning as the cold front

moves across the region. However, the rain will begin to gradually end from

west to east early Wednesday.

Also in weather news:

There is a freeze watch in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning for:

Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Garfield, Noble, Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Blaine, Kingfisher, Logan, Payne, Beckham, Washita counties.

This includes the cities of Buffalo, Alva, Cherokee, Medford, Ponca City, Arnett, Woodward, Fairview, Enid, Perry, Cheyenne, Taloga, Weatherford, Clinton, Watonga, Kingfisher, Guthrie, Stillwater, Elk City, Sayre and Cordell.

 The National Weather Service, Norman has issued a freeze watch for portions of northwestern and northern Oklahoma. Primarily for locations along and north of the Interstate 40 corridor from Erick to Clinton to Kingfisher and Stillwater.

The timing is expected to be midnight Wednesday night through 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, Norman.

Early morning temperatures will drop below or to freezing, any where from  29 to 32 degrees for two to three consecutive hours.

At or below freezing temperatures can cause damage to sensitive plants.

Think about how you will protect sensitive plants from the cold. Consider covering gardens and other vulnerable plants.


by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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