Teachman’s Take: Storm’s Track Most Critical Factor

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Gusty south/southwesterly winds have pushed our temperatures closer to the norm for this time of year.  However, it will be short-lived as a cold front is currently sliding across the state.  There has been a big difference this afternoon for areas ahead of the cold front compared to those behind it.  

Overnight, lows will drop into the teens and 20s.  Strong winds will take the feels like factor into the single digits and lower teens.

This cold air takes up residency Thursday and will set the stage for our next storm system during the Friday/Saturday time frame.  

If this storm wobbles by just a hair, it will change how much snow we get.  If it tracks slightly north, we will see more snow.

If it tracks farther south, then we could get robbed when it comes to accumulation.

A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for most of our Oklahoma counties.  Travel this weekend will certainly be treacherous through much of the Sooner state where snow and freezing rain are likely.

This storm will begin Friday afternoon with some rain showers near the Kansas/Oklahoma state line. 

As temperatures cool and the main part of the storm approaches, we will see this storm evolve Friday night and into Saturday. 

We are in the best position to see snow at this point, given our temperature spread. 

The critical factor to watch will be the storm’s own track.  Stay with KSN News and the Storm Track 3 weather team for further updates as this storm draws near.   

-Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman 

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