LAWTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - A complicated forecast going forward as we near the arrival of a winter storm tomorrow through Saturday.
Cloudy this evening with a slight chance of drizzle. Temperatures in the low 40s by 9PM and low to mid 30s by morning. Precipitation is expected to be light and spotty tomorrow with drizzle or rain showers for most and a slight chance of freezing drizzle in far northwestern Texoma. Roads conditions should remain fair tomorrow and mainly wet. Slight chance of slick spots well northwest in the morning. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.
Tomorrow evening, steadier rain showers will move in from the southwest. Some freezing rain and sleet possible well northwest but most should have a cold rain for a time Friday night. Temperatures in the mid 30s falling to near 32 by Saturday morning. Rain will gradually change to a mix of sleet and freezing rain Saturday morning then likely ending as a period of snow from mid morning Saturday through the afternoon, tapering off in the evening. Temperatures may fall into the upper 20s on Saturday afternoon and evening. Travel will become more difficult early Saturday morning through midday with slick roads through Sunday for some locations.
Ice and snow amounts: this forecast will likely be tweaked as we go forward, stay tuned! But, we expect around 3-5″ of snow in a narrow band near or just west to northwest of I-44. 1-3″ for most areas east to southeast of I-44 with around an inch or 2 in north Texas but perhaps a bit more in western north Texas. Ice amounts may be lighter but up to a quarter inch near or just west of I-44 into parts of north Texas.
Sunday, the sun will come back out but it will remain chilly. Highs in the low 40s with north winds. Very cold Monday morning with lows in the teens. Mid to upper 40s Monday afternoon under sunny skies. Temperatures will get back to near normal, in the 50s, by Tuesday through Thursday. There is a slight chance of rain showers later Wednesday.
Stay with the First Alert 7 Weather Team for updates!
~ First Alert 7 Chief Meteorologist Matt DiPirro