Looking ahead to a possible wintry week

Looking ahead to a possible wintry week

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Busy weather week started with the snow this weekend, but more winter weather is possible during the week ahead along with very cold temperatures.  Meteorologist Kyle Roberts has the details on what you can expect this week…

STORM #1

Next round of winter weather arrives late Monday night through the day on Tuesday.  Temps well be warmer than the storm this weekend, so chances of a wintry mix for most of Oklahoma looks more likely than all snow. 

However, parts of Oklahoma may see some decent snow totals, which would mainly be northwest Oklahoma. Light snow and rain is possible for northern and western Oklahoma early Tuesday morning.  Precip will  spread over central and the rest of northern Oklahoma through the day on Tuesday.  A mix of rain and snow is possible mainly south of I-44 with very little accumulation likely.  North of I-44 a mix of rain is snow is possible as well, but better chances for accumulating snow exists. 

Snow totals will increase the farther north you head with as much 3-5" possible for northwest Oklahoma decreasing to only around an inch for the north side of the Metro.  With temps being the determining factor for what kind and amount of precip will fall, changes to the forecast will happen between now and Tuesday.  Stay tuned!

BITTER COLD

Lost in the talk of the couple rounds of winter weather this week is the bitterly cold air that will move into Oklahoma mid-week.  In the wake of the winter weather on Tuesday, a very strong cold front will move through the state late  Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. 

Temps Wednesday morning will be in the low teens with northern areas likely in the single digits.  Factor in a strong north wind and wind chills will likely be below 0°.  Temps will not warm very much on Wednesday either with highs only in the upper teens! Thursday will be extremely cold as well. 

Winds will be less, but morning lows will be in the single digits with high temps once again only in the teens. Conditions on Wednesday and Thursday may be the coldest we've seen so far this season.

STORM #2

The late week time frame brings yet another round of precip back to the state.  Since temps will be so cold, all snow looks likely with this storm system.  However, timing and amounts are much more up in the air.  Right now it appears several rounds of snow will be possible. 

A little bit of passing snow is possible on Thursday and Friday with more widespread snow possible on Saturday. 

Details with this storm system continue to change and will continue to do so through the upcoming week.

 

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