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Temps warming up; when to expect the next “Arctic blast”

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OKLAHOMA - Thursday will continue to have temps in the 70s.

An arctic front will blast through our state early Friday morning bringing a big change in the weather. Temperatures will drop by nearly 40 degrees with highs in the 30s and wind chills in the teens and 20s.  Patchy freezing drizzle is possible for north-central and northeastern Oklahoma Thursday night into Friday morning with the front.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely starting Saturday morning through the afternoon.

Expect mostly a cold and heavy rain Saturday as temperatures stay just above freezing.

Some freezing rain may mix in, especially over NW OK, with only minor ice accumulations possible. As cold blast #2 rolls in Saturday night, rain will quickly transition to snow.

Although central Oklahoma will only receive less than an inch, northwestern Oklahoma could see a few inches of accumulating snow through Sunday late morning. 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 few sprinkles are possible on the 25th.