8 a.m. Crews are working to restore power to thousands of Oklahomans Thursday morning. High winds are expected to continue into the afternoon, the National Weather Service reports. There are 1,302 electric customers in north Oklahoma City without power, reports Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. The OG&E website shows 2,205 customers without power across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and 3,567 customers without power statewide.
7:30 a.m. High wind gusts continue across central Oklahoma as much of the state remains under a wind advisory Thursday morning. There are 1,698 electric customers without power in north Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. website shows. There are 2,233 electric customers without power across the Oklahoma City area and 3,515 power outages statewide. Traffic lights are out in several places across Oklahoma City and tree limbs and downed power lines have been reported. Winds are gusting near 35 mph with the temperature at 32 degrees, the National Weather Service reports.
6:45 a.m. Power lines are down in Bethany at NW 21 and Mueller Avenue, a police dispatcher reports. Traffic barricades have been put up to keep motorists away. Tree branches and limbs are in streets in parts of Oklahoma City, according to police radio reports. Power outages continue to increase in high winds as Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. crews try to respond to reports of downed lines and outages.
6:30 a.m. There are 1,622 power outages reported in north Oklahoma City Thursday morning, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. website shows. There are 2,142 electric customers without power in the Oklahoma City area and 2,653 customers statewide without power as high winds are expected to continue through the afternoon. The temperature dipped to 34 degrees at 6:30 a.m. in Oklahoma City with wind gusts near 40 mph, the National Weather Service reports. Trees have been blown over in northeast Oklahoma City, according to Oklahoma City police radio reports.
5:20 a.m. Gusty winds and power outages are reported across the Oklahoma City area Thursday.
There are more than 2,400 outages reported statewide Thursday morning, Oklahoma Gas & Electric website shows.
More than 1,800 customers are without power in the Oklahoma City area, the website shows.
High winds topping 40 mph are expected to weaken by afternoon.
The central Oklahoma area is under a wind advisory until 2 p.m., the National Weather Service reports.
Snow is back in the Christmas Day forecast in Oklahoma. There is a 20 percent chance for snow in Oklahoma City Monday night and a 30 percent chance for snow on Christmas Day Tuesday, the weather service reports.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 45. Windy with a northwest wind 27 to 32 mph decreasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 27. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable.
Friday: Sunny with a high near 58. South, southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 31. South wind 9 to 11 mph.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 58. South, southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 36.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 53.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy with a low around 34.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 49.
Monday night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy with a low around 32.
Christmas Day: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy with a high near 33.
Tuesday night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy with a low around 22. Windy.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny with a high near 29.