Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Oklahoma City, OK
FXUS64 KOUN 140919
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Norman OK
319 AM CST Sat Jan 14 2017
Main concern cont to be with forecast of accumulating ice
and location of freezing line throughout the day today into
Sunday andits impact on precip type.
First off, earlier tonight, extended the freezing rain
advisory across portions of southern Oklahoma into western north
Texas. Surface temperatures not expected to change through the
remainder of the night and into the at least part of the morning
hours. This will keep the potential for freezing rain continuing
in those areas.
Otherwise for today, anticipate bands of heavier precipitation
to develop and move across much of the western half of Oklahoma
as we see increased forcing move over the area in advance of the
main storm system. Although, expect heaviest precip to remain
west of the OKC metro and will also see this area rise above the
freezing mark this afternoon, will maintain the ice storm warning
in its current configuration. Still some locations in central
Oklahoma could approach 1/4 inch of ice.
Temperatures across western into northwestern Oklahoma expected
to remain below the freezing mark today and some locations by
this evening could see near 1/2 inch of ice.
By Sunday morning any freezing rain should be confined to
northwest Oklahoma with the heaviest precip shifting north of the
area, at least temporarily. Main storm system will lift northeast
toward the area by late in the day with a chance of thunderstorms
Sunday afternoon and especially Sunday night. A few strong to
perhaps severe storms will be possible. Most of the rain should
exit quickly east Monday morning with a chance for some wrap-
around showers across northern Oklahoma, perhaps mixing with a
little light snow in far northwest Oklahoma.
Still appears that much of the upcoming week will be much
more tranquil with mild temps and dry conditions.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Oklahoma City OK 34 34 49 45 / 80 70 60 90
Hobart OK 33 33 47 39 / 80 70 80 90
Wichita Falls TX 38 37 57 42 / 70 40 80 90
Gage OK 31 29 36 32 / 90 90 80 90
Ponca City OK 33 32 44 43 / 80 80 50 80
Durant OK 43 42 60 54 / 40 30 50 90
OK...Ice Storm Warning until 6 AM CST Sunday for OKZ004>020.
Freezing Rain Advisory until noon CST today for OKZ031-032-037-
Ice Storm Warning until 6 PM CST this evening for OKZ021>030.
Freezing Rain Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for
TX...Freezing Rain Advisory until noon CST today for TXZ083>090.