Weekend Snow

Tonight:
Currently, a strong arctic cold front is moving into northern Kansas. This front will continue to advance towards the south and move into northwestern Oklahoma by early tomorrow morning—before continuing its progress through Oklahoma and into Texas throughout the day. Temperatures behind the cold front tonight will be in the teens and 20s (single digits in northern Kansas), and in the 50s ahead of the front (60s in parts of Texas).
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NAM Temperatures: Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning-Evening:
Snow will begin to develop behind the cold front in northwestern Oklahoma as well as the Texas Panhandle. As the cold front races southward, and lift increases due to upper-level energy, the snow will become more widespread.
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NAM 500mb Vorticity Map: Saturday Afternoon

This will lead to much of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle seeing light snowfall throughout parts of the day on Saturday. The snow will eventually move towards the east, and eventually into parts of far northern Texas by Saturday night.
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NAM Composite Reflectivity: Saturday Morning
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NAM Composite Reflectivity: Saturday Afternoon
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NAM Composite Reflectivity: Saturday Night

The snow amounts will generally remain light for Texas and Oklahoma. Parts of northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle may see upwards of 3” while the rest of Oklahoma sees .5-1.5” with a dusting for the Red River Counties of North Texas (and flurries down towards the DFW-Metro).
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Forecast Snowfall Totals: Saturday-Sunday Morning

Along with the cold temperatures and snowfall, the winds will be a big issue gusting upwards of 30mph. This will lead to windchills will be in the single digits, and below zero in some areas, as well as blowing and drifting of snowfall. Some areas in Oklahoma may see a brief period of close to whiteout conditions due to the light snow and gusty winds.

NAM Windspeeds: Saturday Evening

Sunday Morning:
Temperatures will be the coldest of the season by Sunday morning. Temperature will range from below zero to freezing for much of theslide09 Southern Plains. Make sure your elderly neighbors are checked on; protect your pets, pipes, and plants during this very hard freeze. I will have an update tomorrow morning.
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NAM Temperatures: Saturday Morning