Santa May Need an Umbrella, T-Shirt this Weekend

Texoma saw record lows on the morning of December 19, with many spots seeing their coldest morning in three years, with everybody definitely in the deep freeze (see map below).

Ironically, we’ll be pushing 70 degrees on Christmas Day so Santa may want to wear a red T-shirt instead of that furry suit!

Here’s what I expect: A weak cold front passes Wednesday evening and high pressure builds in for Thursday and Friday. The air in the wake of this front is not arctic so the cool-down will be quite modest.
Intense low pressure begins to develop to our west by Friday night, and this will make for strong southerly winds both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. These winds are expected to gust to almost 40 mph, so Santa will have quite a headwind as he makes his way into Texoma Saturday night.

These winds will also make for temperatures well above average – in fact, we may will probably be close to 70 degrees on Christmas Day. We will also have a fairly good chance of showers and thunderstorms as a large and slow-moving upper low begins to tap into a deep return flow from the Gulf.

Quite a change from this past weekend!

Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
News 12 / KXII-TV