Nice Today, But Huge Change Tonight

Feb 9, 2018

Click to Enlarge: Estimated on-set of wintery mix
Credit NWS-Graphic

Wildfire spread rates will rise this afternoon across portions of northeast Oklahoma. Conditions are very dry across the region and any fire starts could spread quickly. A strong cold front will arrive tonight with areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle developing during the overnight hours. Light icing is possible across portions of northeast Oklahoma. Slicks spots may develop on bridges and overpasses. Temperatures will remain steady or slowly fall during the day Saturday as colder air continues to filter across the region. This will be accompanied by continued areas of light freezing drizzle through Saturday night. Light ice accumulations will be possible across all of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas by Saturday night. Additionally, a band of light sleet or snow may spread across northeast Oklahoma Saturday night into early Sunday, however any snow accumulation is expected to be less than one half inch. The prolonged period of light icing potential will likely lead to slick spots on bridges and overpasses.