Freeze watch issued for Yukon

Icy roads possible Monday and Tuesday mornings

Wintry weather moves in for New Year's Day.

Icy roads are possible on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and a freeze watch has been issued for Saturday morning in Yukon, The National Weather Service reports.

Temperatures dropped across Canadian County in a cold front that moved in early Friday. The temperature will drop into the 30s early Saturday.

A freeze watch is in effect for 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday.

Friday will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 48. Winds form the north will gust up to 33 mph, the weather temperature reports.

The high temperature on Monday afternoon will be a chilly 36 degrees with a 50% chance for freezing rain in the morning.

Frost and freeze can kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing, the weather service advised.

A high temperature on Saturday in Yukon will be near 57 degrees. Sunday will be a bit warmer with a high of 67, the weather service reports.

Temperatures will plummet Sunday night and Monday morning with a low Monday morning near 32 degrees, the weather service reports.

The low Tuesday morning will be near 28 degrees. Outdoor pipes may need to be wrapped in insulation to prevent freezing.

The forecast from the weather service calls for temperatures to warm into the 50s Saturday afternoon with sunny skies and a high of 57 degrees.


Sunday will be mostly cloudy and 67. Then Sunday night winds will shift to the north, northwest, bringing another blast of cold air. There is a 30% chance of rain or freezing rain early Monday.

The high Tuesday will be near 38 degrees.

Meanwhile,Yukon has had 34.05 inches of rain this year and 15.31 inches in the last 90 days. In 2019, Yukon had 47.22 inches of rain, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet website.

El Reno has had 27.29 inches of rain this year and 9.67 inches in the last 90 days. El Reno had 42.70 inches of rain in 2019, the website reports.

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