3 PM CT Oklahoma Weather Update: Major Arctic Front Coming to OKC (1/16/2012)


Warm and windy weather will continue at most locations through the afternoon hours, with an elevated wildfire danger mainly confined to far western parts of Oklahoma and adjacent parts of North Texas. At 3 PM, a stationary front extend from far western Kansas, down to Buffalo and Freedom, to just south of Cherokee, then back into southern Kansas. North of the front across extreme northern Oklahoma, winds were light northerly and temperatures were around 60. South of the front, most areas were seeing gusty south winds and temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s. By late this evening, the mentioned front will begin to move quickly south as colder air pushes in from the north. By daybreak Tuesday, most of Oklahoma will see colder temperatures and strong northerly winds. Tuesday across the region will be drastically different than today, with highs mainly in the 30s and 40s with a brisk north wind. Rain chances are low, but a few showers or weak thunderstorms could occur this evening near Medford and Ponca City, down to the east of Oklahoma City.

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