I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the new year!
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The weather this week will be dominated by a departing upper low across the central plains. A vort lobe will swing through Oklahoma providing us with some snow flurries Thursday morning as a result. Don’t look for anything to accumulate however. An upper ridge will form in its place which means a strong cold front will arrive just in time for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Sunday that strong cold front will arrive with gusty north winds over 25 mph. Temperatures will fall below freezing across much of the state. New Year’s Day will be a cold one as well into the 30s. Bundle up!!!
You may be asking, where is all of the snow? Over the next 5 to 7 days fresh powder will blanket many areas to our north with the Rockies getting the brunt of it. We may actually get another light dusting around the 3rd if the pattern cooperates.
All in all it’s going to be your typical cold end to December and a cold start to January. As the pattern gets more active, we’ll see if we can’t time out the moisture just right. Here is the temperature trend in OKC, be sure to use my free weather app, ATsWeatherToGo, to get your backyard forecast as well!
Before I go, there’s one more thing I usually mention this time of year and that’s better health through diet and exercise. I’ve helped thousands of people over the years regain their health through my diet guide. So if you’re ready to add that New Year’s Resolution of feeling better physically to your list, be sure to pick up my guide today! Find out more here: Diet Guide