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National Weather Service Norman OK
545 am CDT Tue Oct 24 2017

12z tafs - VFR conditions expected this taf period with some high
clouds moving across parts of the area. Breezy northwest winds expected
today. Winds will become light tonight and gradually shift towards
the west.


Previous discussion... /issued 309 am CDT Tue Oct 24 2017/

breezy northerly winds will affect the area again today as upper
trough deepens and moves across the eastern U.S. Cooler temperatures
also expected today, with highs in the 60s across the area which
would be about 10-15 degrees cooler than yesterday. Sfc winds will
shift to the west and southwest Wednesday with afternoon
temperatures warming back into the 70s to around 80.

Models show a strong cold front moving across the area Thursday
bringing colder and drier air to the region. Gusty north winds are
expected behind the front Thursday. Winds on Thursday may approach
Wind Advisory criteria in parts of the fa. No precipitation is
expected Thursday but falling temperatures could be possible across
portions of the fa Thursday afternoon as the colder air begins to
move into the region. Breezy winds will continue Thursday night
which could lead to some chilly wind chill values. Friday could be
breezy as well, but not as strong as Thursday. Much colder
temperatures are expected Friday afternoon with highs only reaching
the upper 40s and 50s across the area. The first freeze of the
season will likely occur Friday night into Saturday morning for many
locations across the area, with low temperatures in the 20s possible
across northwest OK. A slow warm up will occur over the weekend into early
next week but temperatures will still stay below average for this
time of year.

A few rain showers may be possible across southern portions of the
area Friday as the upper trough swings through the region but
moisture will be somewhat meager so activity should be light and not

Another cold front could move across the region early next week
which could bring another chance for rain to parts of the fa and
slow down the warm up.


Preliminary point temps/pops...
Oklahoma City OK 62 39 74 51 / 0 0 0 0
Hobart OK 65 38 77 50 / 0 0 0 0
Wichita Falls Texas 68 39 76 52 / 0 0 0 0
gage OK 62 37 78 49 / 0 0 0 0
Ponca City OK 61 35 74 49 / 0 0 0 0
Durant OK 67 42 74 50 / 0 0 0 0


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