Zero Degrees for Some Tonight….
5:15 pm Tue 16 January 2018
A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect overnight.
It’s the perfect recipe for a bitterly cold mid-winter’s night: clear skies, near calm, and a super-dry arctic air mass in place. On top of that, soil temperatures are cold…in the mid to upper 30s…due to the recent chilly spells, offering no hope of near-surface warming. I believe the coldest spots will reach zero to minus three degrees, with readings between two and six degrees more common. This is severe cold and all pipes need to be protected or they will freeze up and possibly burst!
Please don’t leave your pets out in these severe conditions. If you’re using a space heater, be especially cautious to not overload extension cords or place them close to flammable objects.
Wednesday will struggle to get above freezing despite another sunny day; we’ll range 31 to 36 degrees at the peak of the afternoon. Lows plummet again Wednesday night, but a light southerly breeze develops as the core of the high presses eastward, keeping us in the range of 15 to 20 degrees to start your Thursday.
Expect very windy conditions taking shape Thursday and lasting into the weekend; these southerly winds will boost maximum temps into the 40s Thursday, 50s Friday and 60s by Saturday. Overnight lows, for a change, remain above freezing this weekend. A weaker frontal boundary arrives Sunday, offering our only hope for rain in the next seven days.
Tonight: Bitterly cold, lows-3 to plus 6 degrees, near calm winds
Wednesday: Sunny skies…..Highs 31 to 36
Thursday: Sunny, windy…..18/43
Friday: Mostly sunny, windy…..29/55
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, windy…..50/66
Sunday: 40% Showers or thunderstorms, windy…..57/63
Monday: Mostly sunny…..40/57
Tuesday: Mostly sunny…..37/63
News 12 / Weather Authority
|Lake Texoma Temp||47|
|Grayson County Airport Observed High||26|
|Grayson County Airport Observed Low||11|
|Rain: Sherman-Denison (NTRA)||0.00|
|Ardmore Observed Low||8|
|SunRise||January 17, 2017: 7:30 a.m.|
|SunSet||January 17, 2017: 5:43 p.m.|