The Models Go Flip-Flop….Snow Chances Could Be Going Down

As is the case many times with forecasting the future….there’s been a change.  Two of the computer models which were gung-ho about snow on Monday have now changed their tunes.  Both the NAM and the GFS have backed off on a Monday snowstorm, and are now calling for light snow, if any.  This is a radical change from yesterday, and remains to be seen if it’s a trend, or a one run hiccup.  At least for the time being, the likelihood of snow for Monday is decreasing.  Here’s my take on the next few days:

TODAY:  periods of rain, ending from west to east.  Temps will range from the 50s east and central to the 40s west.  Those 50s will fall into the 40s and the cooler air spreads in from the west through the day.  In OKC, the rain will end by mid to late afternoon with afternoon temps falling into the 40s.

BEDLAM:  the rain will end in Stillwater by late afternoon, so the game will be dry.  Temps will fall into the 40s by game time, and then into the 30s by the end of the game with a brisk north wind.  Dress warmly and don’t be fooled by afternoon temps starting out in the 50s as it will turn colder for the game.

SUNDAY:  the day will start dry, but rain will return to southeast and south central Oklahoma by mid afternoon.  Sunday will be chilly with highs mostly in the 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT & MONDAY:  new model runs are showing the steadiest precip to be in southeast Oklahoma during this time.  My concern is that a bit of freezing drizzle or light snow could affect areas from OKC to the south late Sunday night into early Monday causing some travel problems, especially on bridges and elevated surfaces.  The precip will be light.  Monday will be dry across the northwest half of the state, with the precip being in the form of rain in southeast Oklahoma.

The bottom line is that this is still a fluid weather situation.  It has changed considerably in the last 12 hours, and it could change again.  Keep checking back to KOCO.com for updates, as well as facebook.com\oklahomaweather, and on Twitter at kocoweather.

Rick

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