Christmas Week is here! Yay!
On the last blog I talked about two weak winter storm signals that showed up out of the blue in the data. Unfortunately or fortunately, however you like to look at it, both vaporized rather quickly. The upper low for tonight and Monday will move across N TX and will be moisture starved with just light cold rain. Oklahoma will see some clouds but otherwise dry. The system after Christmas is back to a mild day with light rain for now. The first week of January still holds promise though. More on that in a second.
Our big story will be the record heat across Oklahoma on Christmas Eve Day. A weak front will follow overnight into Christmas morning. Since the front will be weak, a nice rebound in temperatures are expected Christmas Day.
Nationwide, only parts of the mountain regions and northern states will have a white Christmas with snow on the ground. Otherwise temperatures will be cold up north and mild down south.
For now the pattern is mostly quiet for the rest of the year other than that brief system on the 27th/28th. However, a stronger trough may develop and move through early January. This could bring some wintry precipitation with it. There have been signals off/on for over a month for that week. Regardless, what it will most definitely do, is bring some ridiculously cold air with it. So if you’ve wondered where winter is, mother nature says “hold my beer.”
For this week however, expect some cold nights ahead but better days. OKC and Tulsa are shown below. Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas from the Tuttle’s!