Published: Sat, December 30, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Freezing cold start to Thursday, possible snow on NYE

Freezing cold start to Thursday, possible snow on NYE

"It's going to be very cold", Sanchez said. Highs should climb into the mid 30s across southeast Oklahoma for our Wednesday.

The work week wraps up with cold and cloudy conditions.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY: These days will be cold and dry with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Clouds may begin to return Friday evening or early on Saturday as our winds become more westerly in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

We will see a slight "warming" trend, if you want to call it that, to end the week as highs moderate back to the lower 40s on Thursday and Friday, though clouds will hang tough with partly to mostly cloudy skies overall.

A slow warming trend is expected through Saturday, then a strong Arctic cold front moves in New Year's Eve, making for a cold start to 2018. Freezing/frozen Precipitation is still a bit of a question, though. Since the air aloft is somewhat warmer than here on the ground, the precipitation will continue as rain, but could freeze on contact with surfaces in areas below 32.

"All of North and Central Texas have a potential of minor ice accumulation", according to a special weather notice. Keep in mind, it doesn't take much to cause slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses. If there is still moisture around there is a small chance that some freezing rain or snow could occur Sunday night.

The coldest day of the year usually occurs on January 8, with average lows and highs ranging from 39 to 58 degrees.

The three P's - plants, pipes, and pets - will need a fourth P - protection - over the New Year's weekend, and beyond.

Even with extremely cold weather on Sunday through Tuesday, Sanchez predicted a mild winter overall.

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