Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Oklahoma City, OK
FXUS64 KOUN 132132
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Norman OK
332 PM CST Fri Jan 13 2017
Freezing rain and ice accumulations continue to be the questions
Small area of freezing rain in north central OK this afternoon
will continue to lift NE out of the area. Radars show another area
of precipitation moving into the area from Texas. This
precipitation will move into areas where temperatures are at or
near freezing leading to another round of icy weather.
Temperatures are expected to remain fairly steady tonight so areas
that are at or below freezing right now will likely remain that
way tonight. Models show another round of heavier precipitation
late tonight into Saturday morning across portions of central OK.
Where exactly this area of heavier freezing rain sets up will have
an impact on ice accumulations overnight into the morning. Right
now, the models are showing this area along or near the I-40
corridor which includes the OKC metro area. With this in mind, the
Ice Storm Warning has been extended southward and some adjustments
were made to the freezing rain advisories. Models then show
another round of heavier precipitation affecting NW/N portions of
the fa Saturday afternoon and night.
The freezing line is still expected to begin to slowly shift
northward Saturday and Saturday night so even though precipitation
chances will continue Saturday some locations will only experience
a cold rain instead of freezing rain. How soon and how quickly the
freezing line lifts could have an affect on how much ice
accumulation occurs in a location. The good news is that once
temperatures go above freezing this weekend, they will likely
remain above freezing except for maybe parts of N OK. Temperatures
are expected to warm to above freezing everywhere on Sunday.
Models show the upper low moving across the region Sunday into
Monday leading to fairly widespread rain showers and some
thunderstorms. A few strong to severe storms may also be possible
in parts of southern OK and north TX Sunday night into Monday. The
precipitation is expected to finally end on Monday. After Monday
the forecast remains dry with near or above average temperatures
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Oklahoma City OK 29 35 34 50 / 80 80 70 60
Hobart OK 28 35 34 49 / 70 80 60 80
Wichita Falls TX 32 42 40 59 / 70 70 40 80
Gage OK 25 31 29 39 / 50 90 80 80
Ponca City OK 27 33 31 46 / 60 80 80 50
Durant OK 40 47 45 62 / 70 40 30 50
OK...Ice Storm Warning until 6 AM CST Sunday for OKZ004>020.
Freezing Rain Advisory until midnight CST tonight for OKZ032-039-
Freezing Rain Advisory until 6 AM CST Saturday for OKZ031-037-
Ice Storm Warning until 6 PM CST Saturday for OKZ021>030.
Freezing Rain Advisory until 6 PM CST Saturday for OKZ033>036-
TX...Freezing Rain Advisory until midnight CST tonight for TXZ086>090.
Freezing Rain Advisory until 6 AM CST Saturday for TXZ083>085.