Oklahoma sunshine, temperatures should thaw ice and snow Tuesday

After a bitterly cold morning, temperatures are expected to rise. Central Oklahoma will be 39 degrees Tuesday afternoon.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 10, 2013 at 11:13 am •  Published: December 10, 2013

After a frigid morning, Oklahoma will begin to thaw Tuesday, the National Weather Service reports.

The temperature dipped to 7 degrees at 5 a.m. Tuesday with a wind chill factor of minus 5 degrees in Oklahoma City.

But sunshine is expected with a high temperature near 39 degrees, warm enough weather to melt snow and ice that has continued to keep spots slick and hazardous.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 39. South wind 9 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 20. South wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 34. North, northeast wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 18. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 43. South wind 8 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Thursday night: A chance of freezing rain after midnight. Partly cloudy with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy with a high near 47.

Friday night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy with a low around 28.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 39.

Saturday night: Mostly clear with a low around 24.

Sunday: Sunny with a high near 45.

Sunday night: Mostly clear with a low around 26.

Monday: Sunny with a high near 43.


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