ENID, Okla. — Severe thunderstorms tracked across northwest Oklahoma Friday morning, Jan. 10, 2020, as eerie light filtered through cloudy skies over the Enid area.
Areas of patchy fog were possible through midday, according to the national weather service.
Storms warnings were issued before 9 a.m. for parts of Woodward, Woods and Alfalfa counties, according to the NWS, with thunderstorm possible through 1 p.m. for western Oklahoma. Enid is under a medium risk for severe storms, mainly before 3 p.m., and a low risk for tornadoes throughout the afternoon, according to the morning weather forecasts. The chance of precipitation is 90%., with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Highs were topping out near 60 early Friday and were expected to stay in that range, before falling into the 40s afternoon, according to NWS. Light southeast wind will start blowing from the north at 17-22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Snow is likely overnight and into Saturday, according to NWS, with the latest information from the weather service putting Garfield County in the range of 2-3 inches of snow, while Kay and part of Grant counties are in the 4-6 range.
In addition, Garfield and surrounding counties are included in a winter storm watch from late Friday night through Saturday morning, with a winter weather advisory issued for far northwest Oklahoma.
"Travel could be very difficult," according to the NWS.
Along with the snow, a strong north wind will push wind chill values into single digits Friday night and Saturday morning.
Friday night, rain or freezing rain is likely before midnight, then snow is likely, according to NWS. Friday night's low will be around 19, with a north wind of 20-23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%, and little or no ice accumulation is expected.
Snow is likely for Saturday's forecast, mainly before noon, according to NWS. The high is expected to be near 30, with north-northwest wind at 18-23 mph — gusts as high as 32 mph — decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Skies will begin to clear Saturday, which will drop the low temperature Saturday night to 18.
Temperatures will warm Sunday, according to NWS, with a high of 46 under sunny skies.