Minor Changes Coming Early in the Work Week

Dec 8, 2019

Today's weather map
Credit NWS-Graphic

Warm temperatures, gusty winds above 20 miles per hour, and generally dry fuels will allow for a limited fire danger this afternoon. RH values will likely be in the 50 to 60 percent range which will limit the overall fire threat.

A strong cold front moves into the area for Monday bringing gusty winds and a chance for precipitation. Precipitation is possible along this front with the best chances along and south I-40. Depending on how fast the air can cool behind the front, a brief period of sleet or snow across southeast Oklahoma can`t be ruled out. With that said, the main precipitation type is expected to be rain.

The overall weather pattern becomes quiet through the weekend thanks to high pressure building in behind the aforementioned cold front. A gradual warming trend will resume after Tuesday and will continue into the weekend.