Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Oklahoma City, OK
FXUS64 KOUN 161100
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Norman OK
500 AM CST Mon Jan 16 2017
IFR/MVFR ceilings will clear this afternoon across southwest into
central oklahoma. Northern sites GAG/WWR/PNC are likely to hold onto
these ceilings throughout the forecast period. Some patchy fog will
be possible through roughly 15Z and have kept a tempo group for this
and also maintained a mention of some light freezing drizzle at
GAG/WWR next few hours. Southwest winds will gradually shift to the
west and northwest during the day into the evening as a weak sfc
front move south and east across the area. Some patchy fog will
again be possible toward end of forecast period.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 316 AM CST Mon Jan 16 2017/
Storm system that has brought ice, rain and storms to Oklahoma
and north Texas will finally lift northeast of the area today.
Could still see some light rain across northern Oklahoma,
possibly mixed with snow in the northwest, this morning. Maybe a
lingering shower in the far southeast early today as well,
otherwise mainly dry with some morning fog before gradually
clearing skies. Parts of northern Oklahoma may continue to see
cloudy skies through the day as wrap-around moisture lingers. Even
with the possibility of some light snow in the northwest, will
allow winter weather headlines to expire this morning. Temps
should rebound across most of the area into the 40s and 50s,
perhaps approaching 60 degrees near the Red River.
Will see a very weak surface front move through tonight, which
will take a few degrees off of highs for Tuesday outside of
northern Oklahoma where they will be a few degrees warmer, aiding
in melting the ice.
Another closed low currently taking shape over northern Mexico
will eject a piece of energy northeast toward the Southern Plains
by late Tuesday. May be sufficient moisture make it far enough
north to allow for a few showers across southern Oklahoma and
north Texas Tuesday night.
Otherwise, should see much warmer temperatures across the area
by the middle and continuing into the latter part of the week.
Another storm system may bring a chance of rain to the area next
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Oklahoma City OK 51 32 50 33 / 0 0 0 10
Hobart OK 48 31 51 32 / 0 0 0 0
Wichita Falls TX 54 33 53 36 / 0 0 0 20
Gage OK 42 29 47 30 / 20 0 0 0
Ponca City OK 47 32 47 30 / 30 0 0 0
Durant OK 59 38 53 40 / 10 0 10 20
OK...Ice Storm Warning until 6 AM CST early this morning for OKZ004-