Statement as of 5:00 PM CST on December 18, 2013
... A winter storm expected to impact Oklahoma and western North
Texas Friday through Sunday...
After a period of very warm weather... colder air will return to
Oklahoma and North Texas Thursday night into Friday morning.
Rain is expected to develop across western North Texas and southwest
Oklahoma Friday evening... as a strong storm system approaches.
Rain is expected to spread north and east Friday night into
early Saturday morning. Some of the rain across the northern third of
Oklahoma may freeze on elevated surfaces as temperatures will be in the
upper 20s to lower 30s. On Saturday... temperatures will be above
freezing and any ice accumulation across northern Oklahoma will melt.
Another shot of cold air is expected Saturday night and Sunday.
Therefore... snow and some freezing rain will be possible across
the northern half of Oklahoma. The best chance for winter weather
will be across the northern third of Oklahoma... where some locations
may receive several inches of snow. The snowfall could affect travel
conditions in some locations Saturday night into Monday.
In addition to the winter precipitation... heavy rainfall will be
possible across south central and southeast Oklahoma.
After the storm... temperatures are expected to rise above freezing
by Monday... allowing for melting of any snow or ice accumulation.
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Statement as of 5:45 PM CST on December 18, 2013
... Record maximum temperature tied at Oklahoma City...
The high temperature at will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City
on Wednesday reached 69 degrees. This ties the daily record
maximum temperature for December 18th. The record was set
Weather records for Oklahoma City date back to November of 1890.