At 11 a.m. Tuesday, NewsOk.com will host a weather chat with Rick Smith from National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office to discuss upcoming wintry weather on Thursday and Friday. You can ask Rick a question during the chat at http://newsok.com/weather on Tuesday.
A winter storm is expected to affect the region Thursday and Friday. Following is more information from the National Weather Service, Norman on this week’s potential wintry weather.
“A cold air mass will arrive to northwest Oklahoma tuesday afternoon
and bring colder air across all of oklahoma and western north
Texas on Wednesday. High temperatures in the 20s and 30s are
expected Thursday through the weekend. low temperatures mainly in
the teens and 20s are also expected during this period. Wind
chill values below zero and single digits are expected at night
and mainly in the teens during the daytime. Take precautions now
to prepare for an extended period of cold weather.
“Several periods of precipitation are expected to start early Thursday
and continue off an on until Friday afternoon. This includes snow
over northern Oklahoma. Central and southwest Oklahoma and adjacent
parts of north Texas can expect freezing rain initially with a
transition to snow late Thursday and Friday. South-central and
southeast Oklahoma will likely have mainly rain changing to freezing
“Although widespread light accumulations are expected, some
locations from far southwest Oklahoma and western north Texas,
toward central Oklahoma could see more than a few inches of snow
by the time precipitation ends Friday. South-central and southeast
Oklahoma will need to be prepared for the possibility of ice
accumulations that could result in tree damage and power outages.
The winter storm is still several days out and details will become
clearer over the next few days.”