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We have one more day of above normal temps before a “winter reality check.”

Highs today will once again average 20 degrees above normal under mostly cloudy skies.

Strong southerly winds will increase the fire danger, especially in dry, western Oklahoma.

A cold front will blast through our state early Friday morning bringing a big change in the weather.

Temperatures will drop by nearly 30 degrees with highs in the 30s and wind chills in the teens and 20s.

Patchy freezing drizzle is possible for northeastern Oklahoma Thursday night into Friday morning with the front.

A few light showers are possible over southern Oklahoma Friday afternoon.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday night through Saturday afternoon as our storm system tracks right over the state.

Expect a cold and heavy rain Saturday morning over southern Oklahoma.

Some freezing rain may mix in over parts of central Oklahoma and especially over northwestern Oklahoma.

Only minor ice accumulations are possible northwest of the metro.

Temperatures will climb above freezing by the afternoon with rain as the primary precip type.

As cold blast #2 rolls in Saturday night, rain will quickly transition to snow.

Although central Oklahoma will only receive a light dusting, northwestern Oklahoma could see a few inches of accumulating snow through Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures Sunday will be very chilly in the 20s and 30s.

Temperatures will warm to the 40s for Christmas Eve and Day.

Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers are possible on Christmas