Much colder temperatures and wintry precipitation expected across portions of Oklahoma and western North Texas this weekend…
A strong cold front will move into northwestern Oklahoma Thursday afternoon and then quickly push south across central Oklahoma and western North Texas Thursday night. Freezing rain, and perhaps some sleet, will be possible behind this front beginning late Thursday night mainly along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. It is difficult to determine how much ice accumulation will occur through early Saturday morning, but at least some light accumulations of less than one quarter of an inch appear very likely on elevated surfaces such as bridges, overpasses, trees and powerlines.
In addition to freezing rain and drizzle, wind chills in the low teens are expected behind the front Friday and Saturday morning
mainly north and west of Interstate 44. Be sure to monitor the forecast over the next couple of days. You can stay up to date
with the latest forecast by visiting the NWS Norman website at www.Weather.Gov/oun, listening to NOAA Weather Radio, or by
following NWS Norman on Facebook and Twitter.
I will also be updating on Twitter at @OKCStormWatcher as well as @XtremeStormOKC, also on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OKCStormWatcher and also the Xtreme Storm OKC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/xtremestormokc2013 quite frequently on this weather event. It looks like icy weather could come into OKC especially as we go deeper in the day on Friday.