Good Sunday morning,
The main story for our area this holiday week will be the seemingly endless supply of Arctic air that will be oozing south the next several days. Wind chills will be near zero on Christmas day! See Map #1.
We are also tracking two storm systems. The first system will be rather potent, but track well south of our area on Christmas day. Oklahoma and Arkansas will have a “White Christmas”, while we have some holiday flurries. A second, weaker system will move by on Friday with clouds and perhaps some light snow, but at this time it does not look like much. We could see some minor accumulation from this system and we will have updates through the week on it.
MAP #1: TEMPERATURES EARLY SUNDAY.
MAP #2: NOON SUNDAY…The Arctic air begins its southward movement with today’s highs 20 degrees colder than Saturday.
MAP #3: CHRISTMAS EVE…Lots of clouds and even colder as the Arctic air continues its southward ooze.
MAP #4: CHRISTMAS DAY…A winter storm will track across Oklahoma and Arkansas. We will have flurries and wind chills near zero.
So, I would say we have enough snow left on the ground to call it a “White Christmas” and we may even have a few snowflakes on Tuesday.
Have a Merry Christmas and stay warm!