Weather Blog: Unseasonably Warm Temperatures Arrive


Unseasonably warm temperatures are on tap for today and Thursday before a return to more winter-like temperatures Friday and into next week.

Temperatures are set to soar into the 60s again on Thursday in advance of a cold front that will move through eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas Thursday afternoon and evening. Fire weather conditions will be less of a concern on thursday, as winds are expected to be lighter and relative
humidity values will be higher.

Noticeably colder temperatures are in the offing for Friday with highs mainly in the 30s and 40s. 50s will still be possible across southeast Oklahoma. The area will see a quick shot of precipitation Friday into
Friday evening as a weak mid-level shortwave sweeps across the Central Plains.

Currently, temperature profiles support of a wintry mix of precipitation across portions of northeast Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas. There could be a light glaze of ice accumulation, mainly on elevated surfaces during this time.

Another weak mid-level shortwave may possibly bring some light precipitation to far northeast oklahoma and northwest Arkansas Saturday afternoon and evening.

The cold air will remain entrenched across the area as we move late in the weekend and into next week as a reinforcing shot of cold air moves into the region on Sunday.

The potential for wintry precipitation next week continues. However, there are still many uncertainties at this time. Stay tuned as the forecast continues to be refined as we move closer to the event.

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