Snow, sleet and rain forecast for next few days in Tulsa area
BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
2/19/13 at 4:43 PM
From the Tulsa World weather blog: The storm might have missed Tulsa on Monday, but not eastern Oklahoma
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Tulsa County for Wednesday in anticipation of snow chances.
Other counties under the advisory, in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, are Creek, Osage, Pawnee and Washington.
Tulsa's forecast for the next few days includes:
After 3 a.m. Wednesday: 20 percent chance of snow and sleet.
Before 9 a.m. Wednesday: Periods of snow and sleet.
9 a.m.-noon Wednesday: Periods of rain, snow and sleet
After noon Wednesday: Rain likely, 90 percent chance.
After midnight: Thunderstorms possible with periods of rain, 90 percent chance.
Before noon Thursday: Periods of rain with thunderstorm possible, 80 percent chance.
Saturday: Slight chance of rain.
On Wednesday, new snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch is possible, according to the weather service. New rainfall amounts between 0.25 and 0.5 of an inch is possible Wednesday overnight and Thursday.
Tulsa has had 0.1 of an inch of snow so far this month, with 0.39 of an inch of rain. Normal rainfall for this time in February is 1.09 inches.
Tulsa's temperatures are forecast to reach the 50s today, but only the mid-30s Wednesday, according to the weather service. Highs in the 40s are forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then the 50s on Sunday and Monday.
Tulsa's overnight lows are forecast for the 20s tonight; the 30s Wednesday night; then the 20s again Thursday and Friday nights.
Tulsa's highest temperature so far this month was 70 degrees on Sunday. The lowest was 16 degrees on Feb. 1, according to the weather service.
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24-hour temperature changes statewide, as of 10:10 a.m. today. Map courtesy of the Oklahoma Mesonet