Colder weather on the way, snow possible

Published: 01/14/2019, 7:59 AM

(TULSA, Okla.) National Weather Service –Tulsa is monitoring a strong cold front next weekend, which is expected to bring sharply colder temperatures, dangerous wind chills, and at least a chance of accumulating snow.

Overcast conditions will keep temperatures on the cold side today although winds will remain light as surface ridge builds over the area. We should have a brief break in the clouds on Tuesday, allowing highs back into the 50s.

A fast moving upper short wave will move into the region Wednesday night into early Thursday. Although moisture is limited, given the strong forcing, should see scattered showers with best precipitation chances over far northeast Oklahoma/northwest Arkansas.

Forecast concern quickly shifts to the weekend with strong storm system impacting the region Friday into Saturday. Widespread rain will likely spread into the area Friday night along and ahead of strong cold front moving into northeast Oklahoma. Precipitation is still expected to transition to snow on Saturday as Arctic air mass moves in behind the front.

1 to 2 inch snow totals are predicted in the aforementioned area. Regardless, some of the coldest air of the season is expected behind front with single digit winds chills Saturday into Sunday.


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