Cold Front to Bring Much Colder Temps & First Freeze in Oklahoma City (11/1/2011)


… Weather turning windy and colder Wednesday…

The warm afternoons of the past few days will come to an end Wednesday, as a strong cold front arrives. The day will begin with mild temperatures and a gusty south wind. Cloudy and windy weather will make the day feel cooler even before the front arrives.

The cold front will move from northwest Oklahoma at sunrise, to Oklahoma City and Wichita Falls by 3 PM, and Onward through southeast Oklahoma by 7 PM. As the front passes, temperatures will drop abruptly from the 60s and 70s down to the 50s and 40s. Northwest winds will average 25 to 35 mph with frequent gusts over 40 mph. Locations west of a line from Enid to Weatherford to Lawton are likely to see wind gusts over 50 mph during the afternoon.

Temperatures will fall to the 30s Wednesday night, with wind chill values in the 30s and 20s. A freeze will be likely to occur in parts of western and northern Oklahoma.

People should dress for colder weather when heading outside at any point in time Wednesday and Wednesday night. People in western and northern Oklahoma should prepare for freezing temperatures to occur Thursday morning. Winds will gradually decrease on Thursday and the good news for warm weather folks, it will return by Friday.

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