***ICE STORM WARNING in effect for western and northwestern Oklahoma Thursday night through midday Saturday. A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for central Oklahoma Thursday night through midday Saturday. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for central and southern Oklahoma Thursday evening through Friday evening.***
Heavy rain, flooding, and winter weather are in the forecast Thanksgiving through the weekend.
A strong cold front will bring heavy rain to Oklahoma Thanksgiving afternoon and evening. Flash flooding will be possible with several inches of rain. Falling temperatures behind the front and winds will be picking up from the north up to 35 mph.
Tonight through Friday morning, a cold rain will continue in central Oklahoma, with freezing rain in west and northwest Oklahoma. Cold rain will continue in central Oklahoma for much of the day on Friday, while northwest Oklahoma will see freezing rain and ice accumulating during the afternoon. Highs on Friday in the low to mid 30s with wind chills in the teens and 20s.
Friday night through Saturday morning, sleet and freezing rain will move into central and western Oklahoma. This will be the time frame that the Oklahoma City Metro will have a chance for freezing rain and some ice accumulation. A glaze is possible on especially elevated surfaces. Travel will extreme caution during this time. Higher ice amounts in western Oklahoma causing problems on roads, trees, and power lines.
Saturday afternoon, temperatures are just above freezing in central Oklahoma, so a cold rain will continue. Freezing rain remains in western and northwestern Oklahoma.
Please stay updated on the forecast, and travel with caution through the weekend.
Today's Record Temperatures