The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 25, 2012

Freeze warning extends over northern Oklahoma


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A freeze warning is in effect for northern Oklahoma as the coldest weather so far this season settles into the area.

National Weather Service issued a freeze warning from 3-9 a.m. for northern Oklahoma, including Garfield, Grant, Cherokee, Major, Woods and Woodward counties, and 1-10 a.m. for the Panhandle Friday and again from Friday night to Saturday morning. Forecasters say low temperatures are expected to dip into the upper-20s and lower-30s in the overnight hours.

Forecasters warn that the freezing temperatures will kill crops and other vegetation.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 32 and north wind 7 to 10 mph.

Friday's high will only reach the lower- to mid-50s, the NWS predicts, with mostly sunny skies and a north-northeast wind at 9-13 mph.

Widespread frost is expected overnight Friday into Saturday, with lows in the Enid area forecast to drop well below the freezing mark Friday night, bottoming out at 27, with partly cloudy conditions and a north-northeast wind at 5-9 mph, according to NWS.

Weekend forecast calls for clear skies and highs in the mid- to upper-50s and lower-60s by Sunday. Lows will be in the low- to mid-30s and frost expected Saturday night into Sunday.

A gradual warming trend is expected early next week, NWS meteorologists report.