Winter storm watch issued for Friday night in northern Oklahoma

Parts of northern Oklahoma are under a winter storm watch. Oklahoma City could have freezing rain overnight and the Panhandle is under a winter weather advisory
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 20, 2013 at 9:22 am •  Published: December 20, 2013

Parts of northern Oklahoma are under a winter storm watch from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service reports.

The Panhandle is under a winter weather advisory from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday.

There is a chance for freezing rain in central Oklahoma overnight. Weather is turning colder through Christmas Day.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Friday: A slight chance of rain or freezing rain before noon then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy with a high near 35. North, northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Friday night: Rain or freezing rain. Low around 32. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 36. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Saturday night: A chance of rain showers before midnight then a chance of snow. Cloudy with a low around 26. North, northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 34. North wind 8 to 10 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear with a low around 19.

Monday: Sunny with a high near 37.

Monday night: Mostly clear with a low around 25.

Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 47.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Christmas Day: A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.


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