From the FOX 25 Storm Watch Weather Center...
A very cold day leads to a very cold evening with temperatures quickly falling through the upper teens into the middle and lower teens. Wind chills will be significantly colder since at 10° a 5mph wind makes it feel like about 0° and a 10 mph wind puts it at -4°. The skies will be clear, and thankfully the winds will die off later tonight.
Temperatures will be very cold with lows expected around 0° for Oklahoma City. Clear skies, calm winds and very dry conditions will all combine to push temperatures extremely low. Lows in northern Oklahoma will almost certainly go sub-zero, but in OKC temperatures will likely hover just above. So there’s that to look forward to tomorrow morning.
The good news is that tonight is the bottom, and temperatures will steadily climb this coming week. Expect highs Wednesday to be around freezing (colder north, warmer south) with generally light winds and clear blue skies. Thursday the winds kick up significantly out of the south and that will facilitate a very nice warm up. Highs Thursday will be back near 50°, Friday near 60° and Saturday will make a run at 70°! There will be a high to critical fire danger, initially for western Oklahoma, but spreading to central and even Oklahoma as the winds increase towards the weekend.
The weekend looks windy and warm/mild with temperatures near 70° Saturday and falling back to about 60° by Sunday with an approaching system that will bring the chance for showers and thunderstorms mostly to eastern Oklahoma. Winds will be very strong on Sunday with models hinting at the possibility of widespread 50mph gusts. We will continue to watch this developing system very closely.
Today's Record Temperatures