Rain, snow chances forecast for Tulsa's weekend
BY Staff Reports
Friday, January 11, 2013
1/11/13 at 3:56 PM
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Tulsa's rainfall may continue into the weekend.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 70 percent chance of rain after noon Saturday, then 40 percent chance of snow before midnight.
New precipitation amounts of less than 0.1 of an inch are anticipated.
Tulsa received trace amounts of snow so far this month, on Jan. 1. Liquid precipitation so far in January in Tulsa was 0.30 of an inch, which is 0.23 of an inch below normal precipitation for this time of the month.
High winds and higher temperatures
South wind gusts up to 40 mph and highs in the upper 60s are forecast for this afternoon in Tulsa, with overnight wind gusts up to 35 mph, and lows in the 40s, according to the weather service.
As of 3 p.m., Tulsa's highest temperature today was 66 degrees, according to the weather service.
Daily highs are forecast to fall back to the mid-40s Saturday, the 30s through Tuesday, when highs are forecast to return to the 40s in Tulsa.
Overnight lows in the 20s are forecast each night for the next week after tonight in Tulsa.
Tulsa's highest recorded temperature so far this month before today was 57 degrees on both Tuesday and Thursday. The lowest was 17 degrees on Jan. 2, according to the weather service.
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Three-day rainfalls statewide. Map courtesy of the Oklahoma Mesonet