UPDATE: 10:25 p.m. A Freeze Watch has been posted by the National Weather Service for most of southern Oklahoma, and a Freeze Warning is in effect for Pushmataha County; these advisories are for late Friday night and into Saturday morning. No changes to my forecast - Steve ===========================================
The jet stream has been steadily amplifying over the past 24 hours, and this “buckle” in the steering flow is pushing a Canadian air mass southward into Texoma.
Expect a windy night ahead and with temperatures dropping into the 40s, it will be chilly in the morning. Friday conditions will continue rather windy under sunny skies, but winds will tend to ease as we move into the evening hours.
So for the ghosts, goblins and football games Friday night, we’re looking at perhaps a bit breezy under clear skies with temperatures rapidly dropping into the 40s after sunset. Chilly for sure, but dry.
Prepare to protect tender plants as many locations will experience the coldest morning so far this season on Saturday; it looks like southern Oklahoma could see some mid to upper 20s with north Texas in the lower 30s.
Surface flow returns to the south on Saturday and winds will steadily increase over the weekend. The atmospheric modeling continues to pinpoint Mon-Tue as rain days with the potential for one to two inches of precipitation on Tuesday.
Sunny and mild weather should return by the middle of next week as the early-week system moves away to the east.
Here are the numbers:
Tonight: Clear, Windy and Cool….Lows 44 to 48 Friday: Sunny, Windy…..Highs 57 north to 63 southeast Saturday: Sunny, Breezy P.M.…..32/62 Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Windy…..38/67 Monday: 30% Thunderstorms, Windy…..55/73 Tuesday: 60% Thunderstorms.…..60/68 Wednesday: Decreasing Clouds…..47/64 Thursday: Sunny…50/71
May You Have A Safe and Fun Weekend!
Steve LaNore Chief Meteorologist News 12 / Weather Authority
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