...Winter storm outlook...
Several winter weather impacts are expected this week. First of all...Arctic air will begin moving into Oklahoma this afternoon. Gusty north winds will allow wind chill values to fall near and below zero over much of the region late tonight through early Wednesday. In addition...scattered snow showers will be possible over western Oklahoma and adjacent parts of North Texas Tuesday and Tuesday night. A few areas of northwest and west-central Oklahoma could see an inch of snow.
Attention then turns toward Thursday through early Friday...when widespread sleet and freezing rain appear possible. With Arctic air in place for a few days prior to the onset of sleet and freezing rain...travel impacts will be possible Thursday and Friday. During this wintry precipitation event...the forecast calls for relatively light wind which will help to minimize the impacts on power lines and vegetation.
Lastly...as the storm system leaves the Southern Plains...a change over to snow is possible Saturday and Saturday night. The highest likelihood for any significant snow accumulations currently appear to be over far northern Oklahoma.
Since this is a complex storm system and forecast data will likely change as the system evolves...we strongly urge you to stay weather aware by monitoring later forecasts.