Above normal temperatures will continue until changes arrive this weekend

Above normal temperatures will continue until changes arrive this weekend

Some patchy fog is likely Tuesday morning across northeast OK. Temperatures are near freezing early this morning and could create some slick spots on elevated surfaces, especially near bodies of water.

Please remain aware of this possibility during the early morning commute. Otherwise, a mix of sunshine, high clouds and light winds are expected later Tuesday.

Temperatures will remain higher than seasonal averages. A weak system passes through the area early Thursday morning but a stronger system, including some cold weather, is possible by the latter half of the weekend.

What will the weather be like in Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 6?

A nearby surface ridge along with some mid to upper ridges allowed temperatures to drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s Tuesday morning. Some patchy fog will be possible for a few hours early this morning but will dissipate quickly.

Tuesday morning north winds return from the south later at speeds near or below 10 mph with afternoon highs in the upper 50s and lower to mid 60s. The sun will likely shine with patches of high clouds.

What will the weather be like in Oklahoma on Wednesday, February 7?

The mid-level ridge will slide southeast on Wednesday as a low across the western U.S. continues to provide rain and snow across much of the West Coast and Mountain region.

Low surface pressure along the Lee of the Rockies will allow a surface low to develop on Wednesday that will intensify as it moves northeast of the Great Lakes early Friday morning.

This will increase surface wind speeds Wednesday into Thursday with 20 to 40 mph wind gusts possible late Wednesday night into Thursday. A wind warning may be issued during this period.

Wind 2/6/2024

A lead wave in southwesterly upper airflow will move across northwest OK Wednesday bringing some rain and high winds to those areas.

This activity will remain west of our area, but late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning some rain will be possible as the effect moves quickly across northeastern OK.

By Thursday afternoon, temperatures will move into the upper 60s and lower 70s as drier air moves into the area. The combination of these environmental factors will help increase fire spread rates during the afternoon.

What will the weather be like in Oklahoma this weekend?

The weather remains mostly pleasant Friday with afternoon highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

The front should enter the area Friday afternoon or Friday evening with north winds and a slight chance of rain or a storm across far southeastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

Weekend 6/2/2024

A slight cool-off occurs Saturday with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 50s.

A stronger upper level wave will likely impact the area late into the weekend and will bring some rain chances Saturday evening into early Sunday.

The data is still largely inconclusive as to the details, but the general trend in most data supports a drop in temperatures from Sunday into early next week.

This part of the forecast will be subject to scrutiny and possibly several changes over the next few days.

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How do I prepare my home for freezing?

The City of Tulsa says it’s important to protect your pipes from the cold.

Officials recommend protecting outdoor pipes by disconnecting garden hoses from your home and installing covers on outdoor faucets.

Also, if the sink is along the exterior wall of your home, allow a little water to flow and open the cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate.

The National Weather Service says that when temperatures drop to 28 degrees Fahrenheit or below for a few hours, you should bring pets inside, protect sensitive plants, protect outdoor pipes, allow indoor faucets to drip and turn off automatic sprinklers.

Space Heater Safety Tips (via CBS News)

  1. If you use a heater, make sure it is not too close to things that can burn such as upholstered furniture, clothing, a mattress or bedding.
  2. Never connect a space heater to an extension cord, always plug it directly into a wall outlet.
  3. Remember to turn it off before leaving the room or going to bed. Keep it out of reach of children and pets. Look for signs of malfunction, especially on older models.
  4. Make sure it has an auto shut off function.
  5. Make sure you have smoke detectors that operate with new batteries. Change the battery twice a year.

On average, fires caused by portable heaters cause 65 deaths and 150 injuries annually, according to the US Fire Administration.

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