February goes out swinging and March comes in roaring…
Oklahoma weather isn’t for the faint of heart as wild swings are normal here. The coming 14 days will be no different. We’ll be greeted with light icing midweek followed by brutal cold air for the weekend with more snow. Additional snow moves through the following week along with more arctic air, so keep those winter coats out.
First things first, enjoy the mildish temperatures in the 50s Monday because a cold front will come in Monday night and knock us into the 40s for Tuesday. A reinforcing blast will move us into the 30s Wednesday morning and that should trigger light freezing rain at that time. Mostly just bridges and overpasses during the day but anything that continues after dark will be an issue, so keep a close eye on things midweek. Right now the trouble spot appears to be C and N OK along an I-40 cut-off line.
Then a strong arctic front arrives for Friday night. That sets the stage for a very cold weekend with highs in the 20s on Saturday and teens on Sunday! On top of that expect snow to move through Saturday night and Sunday with another around Monday into Tuesday. Amounts COULD be significant as the model below indicates. We’ll see as we get closer to the event. So if you have outdoor plans, just keep an eye on trends in the coming days.
The cold air just doesn’t have Oklahoma locked in, it’s much of the nation too for the first week of March.
So I hope you’re ready for old man winter to stick around a bit longer! The good news is that this cold pattern delays the start to our severe weather season, which is always a good thing! I’ll have more in the coming days. Be sure to sign up to get notifications for my Facebook Lives and if you haven’t had a chance, become a Patron at the link below. Chat soon! -AT