Weekend warm up in Oklahoma may be on the way

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm •  Published: January 8, 2010

Across the state this morning, Oklahomans awoke to single-digit temperatures with sub-zero wind chills.

The National Weather Service predicts that the bitter cold weather will remain in place through Saturday and even relatively light winds will continue to push wind chills below zero.

The dangerous wind chills are expected to continue through this evening across the state, and will be present again Saturday morning in northern Oklahoma.

Starting Sunday, however, forecasters say a warming trend will begin, and temperatures will rise to more typical mid-January values by mid-week.

Skies should be clear throughout the weekend, with temperatures on Friday ranging from around 5 degrees to the low 30s in the western Panhandle. Lows tonight should range from 5 degrees below zero to 11 degrees. Highs ranging from the low teens to low 30s are expected on Saturday.

On Sunday and Monday, daytime highs should reach the 30s and 40s statewide.