Bitterly Cold weather is headed this way and is expected to roll in late Wednesday night. According to State Climatologist, Gary McManus it won’t be as long or severe as the February 2021 Deep Freeze Event, but we will see very low temperatures and even lower wind-chills.
McManus says there probably won’t be much snow, “there is a bit of a chance for some accumulating snow across northern and eastern Oklahoma that could cause some travel disruptions, but any sort of travel in this type of cold with wind chills down into the -10s to -20s level will be dangerous. Even in light snow with winds blowing 30-50 mph with higher gusts, ground blizzard conditions could be experienced, which would make travel dangerous.”
McManus is expecting extremely cold temperatures on Thursday and it will get even colder on Friday, but this cold weather event will be short-lived.
McManus says the forecast could still change, “We’re still three days away from all this, the forecast can still change just a bit…not only for the better but also for the worse.” So just stay weather aware.