Dangerous Roads Tonight/Thursday; Warmer for the Weekend
5:00 p.m. Wed 4 March 2015
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for north Texas and for Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties of southeastern Oklahoma with a Winter Weather Advisory posted for the remainder of southern Oklahoma through Thursday morning. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for north winds of 25 to 35 mph; wind chills overnight will drop into the single numbers.
Pockets of sleet will gradually change to snow this evening, and it’s possible we’ll have a little thunder-sleet or thunder-snow as very cold air aloft associated with a mid-level trough moves overhead. Total accumulations of sleet and snow will range 1 to 3 inches north to 2 to 4 inches south and east.
Travel throughout Texoma will become very dangerous tonight and last through Thursday morning.
Winds will steadily decrease Thursday afternoon, and the clouds are expected to clear away, allowing for a good melting of ice off of the roads. However highs will top out in the 30s and some re-freezing is expected Thursday night.
Since a lot of the snow and ice will probably remain on the ground, this will help to provide strong overnight cooling Thursday night and many spots may fall into the upper teens to around 20 Friday morning. Sunshine and warming temperatures should make for a pleasant weekend with cold nights but sunny and mild days.
The warming trend will continue into next week with highs getting near 70 by Tuesday, and no precipitation expected from Thursday into the middle of next week.
Here are the numbers:
Tonight: Snow/Sleet Overnight, Windy and Frigid….Lows 20 to 25
Thursday: Mostly Sunny…..Highs 34 east to 39 west
Sunday: Mostly Sunny…..37/59
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny…..39/66
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy…..42/69
News 12 / Weather Authority