FINAL UPDATE: Mon 30 Dec 2013 / 9:40 p.m.
Your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day should offer fine weather with dry roads for Texoma, and from Dallas to Oklahoma City you can expect the same.
It will continue to be cold at night and you will want to go with the winter fashions if you’re headed out New Year’s Eve: temperatures will be in the 30s by 10 p.m. and bottom out around 30 overnight.
New Year’s Day will be mild with highs in the mid 50s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. A cold front passes Wednesday afternoon/evening, but it should come through dry (continue reading below the map).
A cold front passes on New Year's Day with just some clouds, but no rain.
The rest of the week looks dry but colder behind the front with lows back into the 20s for Thursday and Friday, and highs in the 40s.
Happy New Year!
Here’s hoping that yours is a fun and safe one.
Chief Meteorologist/News 12
UPDATE: Sun 29 Dec 2013 / 9:00 p.m.
It looks like Texoma will ring in 2014 with a seasonably cold New Year’s Eve and a mild first day of 2014.
Warmer air will be flowing northward with southerly breezes on Tuesday, and this should boost highs for New Year’s Eve day into the 50s. South to southwesterly wind continues New Year’s Eve; it will be chilly for winter party wear with midnight temperatures in the mid 30s to around 40.
New Year’s Day should be quite mild with highs in the 50s. Nice!
Conditions should be dry both Tuesday and Wednesday…so safe weather is on tap for the close of 2013 and the end of 2014. A final update will be posted Monday evening - Steve
Wishing you a joyous and safe beginning to the New Year!
UPDATE: Fri 27 Dec 2013 / 9:20 p.m.
My forecast for New Year's Day remains seasonably cool and dry. The models continue to be in excellent agreement; a large mass of cold, dry air moves into the Gulf Monday; another cold front comes through Texoma for the first day of 2014.
However, it's unlikely moisture would return from the Gulf in sufficient amounts to bring rain with Wednesday's front.
UPDATE: Thu 26 Dec 2013 / 8:50 P.M.
There's little change to my overall outlook for the early to mid portion of next week; it will be cold and dry Monday, a bit warmer Tuesday.
It looks like a cold front will move through New Year's Day so I am modifying the forecast temperatures a bit: I now have a low of 32 and a high of 48 for Jan 1, 2014...which is within a couple of degrees of the normal for the date. No precipitation is indicated.
Look for a fresh update Friday night - Steve
It looks like Texoma will round out 2014 with dry conditions. Temperatures should run near the seasonal averages as we move into the weekend after Christmas with lows in the 30s and highs near 60 by Fri-Sat.
Winds become gusty on Saturday just ahead of another cold front coming southward from Canada: this boundary passes Sunday with windy and colder weather returning.
However, we are getting a glancing blow of this large and very cold air mass, so temperatures will cool down for a couple of days followed by a quick return to milder weather.
The high on the first day of 2014 looks to return to the 60-degree range on the heels of southerly winds. Not bad! Some of the models try to bring an upper-level low northward on New Year’s Day, and if that happens it would increase the potential for rain. Since this scenario is less likely right now, we’ll go with a dry, windy and mild beginning to 2014 in these parts.
Check back for an update to this outlook Thursday evening.
Chief Meteorologist / News 12