Nice weather just in time for the Veterans Day parades on the Green Country

Nice weather just in time for the Veterans Day parades on the Green Country

What is the weather like in Oklahoma on Friday?

Rain chances will diminish from north to south later tonight as some drier air returns to the Green Country area. That will set us up for a cool and possibly frosty Friday morning with lows in the 30s north of Tulsa. Fortunately, we’re ready for the return of the sunshine just in time for Friday’s Veterans Day Parades in both Tulsa and Claremore!

After some extreme temperature fluctuations over the past couple of weeks, we are preparing for more consistent fall weather this weekend and into early next week. Lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s should be common over several days.

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Early sunset in the green country!

The clocks “went back” by one hour on Sunday, meaning the night will soon be darker.

Daylight saving time has ended; Standard time this weekend. Standard Time begins at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday and lasts until March 10, 2024. The time change means darkness will arrive earlier in the evening but will be lighter in the morning than now.

Sunset on Saturday was at 6:25 pm, and on Sunday at 5:24 pm

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.

Overnight Sunday, firefighters battled several house fires across Tulsa as temperatures dropped below freezing.

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