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VIDEO: 2015 Could Start With More Wintry Weather Across Oklahoma

After a cold front brought sleet and snow to parts of Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas over the weekend, National Weather Service forecasters say we’re in for another Arctic blast and wintry precipitation.

Starting Monday evening temperatures will fall into the teens and 20s, and breezes from the north will drop wind chills into the teens, to as low as 5 degrees below zero early Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

That front could produce a half-inch of light snow across parts of northwest Oklahoma Tuesday night into New Year’s Eve, but that’s not expected to accumulate except in the far northwestern corner of the state.

Starting New Year’s Day there’s a chance for widespread wintry precipitation as surface temperatures hover just above freezing. Whether we see freezing rain, snow or sleet all depends on how warm it gets.

By Friday afternoon that could change over to rain.

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Brian Hardzinski is from Flower Mound, Texas and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He began his career at KGOU as a student intern, joining KGOU full time in 2009 as Operations and Public Service Announcement Director. He began regularly hosting Morning Edition in 2014, and became the station's first Digital News Editor in 2015-16. Brian’s work at KGOU has been honored by Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters, and local and regional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. Brian enjoys competing in triathlons, distance running, playing tennis, and entertaining his rambunctious Boston Terrier, Bucky.
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