Winter and Ice Storm Warnings
7:00 a.m. Thursday 5 December 2013
Cold front has moved through Texoma, and with extremely cold temperatures, counties north of the Red River have been upgraded to an Ice Storm Warning in effect today until 6pm Friday. The remainder of Texoma sits in a Winter Storm Warning. Freezing rain is the higher possibility today, and going into later this evening a chance for sleet mixed with freezing rain. This wintery mix is expected to peak overnight with the highest chances at this time due to an upper level disturbance moving by, then continuing into tomorrow is still a possibility for a wintery mix. Ice accumulations are also possible, up to a half an inch in some areas. Caution on roads should be taken, especially on bridges and overpasses as they are the first to accumulate ice.
Saturday and Sunday also hold the potential for sleet and freezing rain, but with the disturbance that is moving through, moisture levels won’t be as high as earlier so precipitation output should not be as much as expected on Thursday night.
Today high temperatures will range in the low 30s with wind gusts from the north at 30mph. Freezing rain today and tonight sleet with freezing rain possible.
Tonight: Low around 24 with cloudy skies and 90% chance for wintery mix (freezing rain, sleet)
Friday: Cloudy… 24/26 with 70% chance for wintery mix (freezing rain, sleet)
Saturday: Mostly Cloudy… 15/28 with 40% chance for wintery mix
Sunday: Mostly Cloudy… 23/31 with 30% chance for wintery mix
Monday: Partly Cloudy… 20/28
Tuesday: Sunny… 15/27
Wednesday: Sunny… 14/34
Be safe today,
Weather Authority/News 12