Weather may go from foggy to freezing in central Oklahoma this week

Maximum temperatures of 22 to 32 degrees are expected across central Oklahoma from Thursday until Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
by Bryan Painter Published: December 2, 2013

Weather conditions may go from foggy to freezing in areas of the state this week, including central Oklahoma.

After fog early in the workweek, the Oklahoma City forecast calls for high temperatures below freezing starting Thursday and a chance of freezing rain and snow. The subfreezing temperatures are expected to continue through Sunday.

“Residents should try to finish outdoor activities by Tuesday evening,” said Forrest Mitchell of the National Weather Service's Norman Forecast Office. “A strong cold front will drop daytime temperatures into the 40s on Wednesday in the Oklahoma City metro area, with a prolonged period of below freezing temperatures from Wednesday night through Sunday.

“Light freezing rain is possible Thursday.”

That may change over to mainly light sleet and then snow Thursday night into Friday, with possible accumulations of up to 1 or 2 inches of snow by Friday for the Oklahoma City metro area, according to the National Weather Service.

Moving in

A cold air mass likely will arrive in northwest Oklahoma on Tuesday evening and bring colder air across all of Oklahoma early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Maximum temperatures of 22 to 32 degrees are expected across much of Oklahoma from Thursday until Saturday. Low temperatures are expected to range from 8 to 22 degrees while the wind chill values may dip to 0 to 10 degrees at night and 10 to 20 degrees in the daytime.

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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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