A cold front entering northeast Oklahoma at this time will continue south across the area today.
As a result, temperatures today will be several degrees cooler than those observed Monday, but still well above normal for January. Temperatures will fall back closer to normal Wednesday and Thursday as the cooler airmass continues to settle south into the area.
The next storm system will affect the area Thursday night into early Saturday resulting in widespread rain.
Temperatures aloft may cool just enough for some light sleet or snow to mix in across parts of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas late Friday night or early Saturday before the precipitation ends, but at this time no wintry impacts are expected with surface temperatures remaining at or just above freezing.
Cloud cover may persist much of the weekend, but sunshine will return by early next week, allowing temperatures to warm back to above normal levels at that time.
We stay close to guidance temperatures the next couple days.