While the possibility has been a talking point among meteorologists for the last week, every day we grow closer to the weekend, Sunday looks more and more likely to bust out the severe weather.
It wouldn't be the first time wild weather hit right before Thanksgiving. Last year a polar vortex swept down from Canada right before the holiday. I remember walking across a 23° airport parking lot trying to catch a plane to Florida. I wasn't the only traveler that day freezing in shorts and sandals.
On the positive, the chance for severe weather is (for now) still low, but we all know how weather in the Sooner State is completely unpredictable.
What isn't so rare is the chance for widespread rain as the next cold front comes sweeping down the plains.
As much as we collectively loathe a cold rain, much of the state desperately needs it in the worst way. Especially in the Northcentral and Southwestern parts of the state.
We can deal with the rain, but the real bummer is the temperature flux we'll experience. We'll warm to an average high of around 70° before the winds turn out of the north and collapse a nice day into the low 40s.
This will be a cold front that might linger for at least a week but could stay around until March.
Time will tell. As always, it's worth mentioning to keep an eye on the sky throughout the weekend. Try to get out and enjoy the weather on Saturday, it's going to be the last nice weather for a while.
Oklahoma's Weirdest Thanksgiving Foods
There is no shortage of weird Thanksgiving traditions around the Sooner State. Even my own family celebrates in our own unique way. Half of us hate turkey, and the others hate ham. Mom hates to spend days cooking for a 20-minute meal, and we all get tired of the leftovers. Instead, we have either a taco fiesta or a Chef Boyardee pizza kit party. Nobody complains.
We're not the only family with a weird Thanksgiving tradition, just take a look at these shockingly common Oklahoma TG dishes. It's amazing what the cooks come up with. The list is heavy on gelatin and jello molds, if anything it'd be worth trying at least one this year. They range from mild to wild, best of luck to you.
Don't shoot the messenger. I'm not calling these places snobby, the internet is. A recent report by Roadsnacks.net identified 10 of the snobbiest towns and cities in Oklahoma. The methodology behind the study used median household incomes, the percentage of the population with college educations, and median home prices in determining just how snobby a town or city is. Most would agree with the results below. Unless you live in one of these places, then you may disagree. Also, keep in mind this list was all done in good fun. Sure there's some truth to the findings but like most places, you'll find both good and bad. Keep scrolling to check out Oklahoma's top 10 snobbiest towns and cities to see if your hometown made the list.
While it's a list no municipality aspires to be on, there's one in every state across America. Whether it's due to limited economic opportunities, the failing popularity of once-booming towns, or a generation of youth running away from their hometowns, but nine out of the ten poorest communities exist on the east side of I-35.
Based on the stats of those living at or below the state poverty level, median household incomes, and unemployment, here are the poorest communities in Oklahoma.
These 10 Oklahoma towns and cities have been ranked and named as the safest in the entire Sooner State. If you're looking for someplace to move, retire or visit and are worried about crime, these are the safest places. They have some of the lowest crime rates in the state, some have the lowest in the Nation according to FBI crime statistics. Most of the cities and towns that made the top 10 safest places year are located in the southwest central portion of the state. One town made it to the top of the list at #1 for its 5th or 6th time.