4:00PM Friday Update –
No big changes to mention in the upcoming forecast. Near all time record cold, blowing snow, and accumulations of 8-12″ are still likely Sunday into Monday. The timeline posted below is still the track and timing of the storm.
Now is the time to prepare! Bring in the pets, look out for others, especially young and elderly, and protect your pipes!
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — With the pending Winter Storm moving in this weekend, everyone wants to know:
“When is it going to snow?”
“How much will it snow?”
“How cold will it get?”
Here is the timeline of the storm.
“When will it Snow?”
If you have plans to prepare for the Winter Storm, this afternoon will be “clear” enough to head out to get supplies. There will still be some slick spots on the roads, so use caution.
We will see flurries and light snow across Central Oklahoma.
Some heavier snow will develop across Western Oklahoma with a quick 1″-2″ of snow possible.
In some parts of the state the total snowfall will be HIGHER than the high temperatures.
The snow will start in Western Oklahoma around midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning.
The snow will move into Central Oklahoma by sunrise Sunday morning.
The heaviest snow will move into Central Oklahoma during the afternoon hours.
A foot of snow is definitely possible across Central and Western Oklahoma.
Temperatures will be in the single-digits with wind chills well BELOW zero. Dangerous cold Sunday.
Most of the heavy snow will move into Eastern Oklahoma.
We could see Wind Chills As cold as -20° across parts of the state.
All-time record low temperatures will be threatened as well.
Dangerous Cold Tuesday morning.
Another round of snow is forecast to move in Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
An additional 1″-3″ will be possible.
“How much will it Snow?”
Normally when it snows over a few days in Oklahoma some of the snow ends up melting.
That will NOT happen this time.
We will also see Wind Chills as cold as -30° to -40° as well.
This will be a high-impact, record-breaking dangerous storm.