Winds have gusted well over 50 mph today across much of the state as a cold front moved through. In a few cases, gusts have gone over 60 mph, kicking up dust, tree branches, small pets, and anything else that was not tied down. Thankfully the wind will die down this evening.
Tomorrow will be dry with sunshine, but guess what? The wind will come back. Not as strong as today, but high enough to keep the fire danger in the very high category. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the 40s and 50s.
The next storm system moves into the southern Plains Thursday with rain changing to snow. The models are in agreement that this storm will be a fast mover. They still differ on the exact details.
I’m thinking that there will be 6-8 hours of snow in the state Thursday producing a few inches especially north of I-40 and east of I-35, so roughly the northeast quarter of the state. Amounts elsewhere will be lighter. OKC metro amounts will be in the 1-2 inch category.
The storm is gone by Thursday night, with Friday being dry with highs in the 30s and 40s depending on snow cover.
Our weekend will be dry with highs mostly in the 50s. Another storm will move into our area for next Monday.