Winter weather coming to Oklahoma
Even though the calendar says March, winter is makinganother return to Oklahoma. Freezing drizzle and freezing fog willcontinue tonight across Oklahoma causing a light glaze of ice on elevatedsurfaces.
As we head through the overnight hours, chances of a mix offreezing drizzle, freezing rain, and sleet will be on the increase. Arumble of thunder may even be possible by early Sunday morning with any sleetor freezing rain. Any precip that falls will likely create slick spots onroadways especially bridges and overpasses.
By Sunday morning freezing rain will likely transition intosleet with scattered sleet showers lasting through the morning. Roadsremain icy as well and cautious travel is advised.
Sunday afternoon brings a better chance for accumulation ofsleet and snow and any freezing rain becomes all sleet or snow. Bestareas to see accumulating snow will be northern Oklahoma where 1-3+ inches ofsnow will be possible. Amounts will be less farther south especially ifmore sleet falls than snow. Areas around the metro will likely see atrace to an inch of a sleet and snow mixture with highest amounts on the northside of the Metro. Road conditions will become much more hazardous Sundayafternoon in areas that see accumulating sleet and snow.
Any precip will end as we head into late Sunday evening andSunday night with bitterly cold temps left behind.
The other side of this story is the extremely coldtemps. On Sunday temps will likely not make it out of the teens all daywith wind chills around 0 or colder. Sunday night into Monday morning, actual temps will fall into the single digits with wind chills anywherefrom -5 to -15. Monday will be bitterly cold and the coldest morning ofthe next week. Temps will stay below freezing all day with highs likelyonly in the 20s. We warm up above freezing on Tuesday with warming trendlasting through the end of the week.