ENID, Okla. — The state of Oklahoma is free of dry conditions and drought for the first time since June 14, 2016, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet, which posted the news on Twitter Thursday morning.
Mesonet Ticker: Droughtaway https://t.co/DZSghf7vWu— Oklahoma Mesonet (@okmesonet) January 10, 2019
First "clean" Drought Monitor map for Oklahoma since June 14, 2016! No, don't go knock your tooth out with a rock...CELEBRATE! Our next dry spell is always just around the corner. #okwx #okmesonet pic.twitter.com/dxDnnucxWD
The news comes as more rain is forecast to fall across parts of the state starting tonight, Jan. 10, 2019, according to the National Weather Service.
A swath of central Oklahoma, from Kansas to Texas and including Enid, falls under a 80 to 100 percent chance of rain from tonight through Friday night, with western Oklahoma’s rain chances nearly as high.
The Enid forecast calls for cloudy skies today with a high near 50 and south wind sustained at 13-17 mph and gusts as high as 24 mph, according to the NWS. Rain chances tonight start at 30 percent after midnight and increase to 90 percent on Friday, which will only see the high temperature top out in the low-40s. South-southeast wind will be light at 9-11 mph, the NWS forecast states.
Rain on Friday will remain likely through midnight, with a chance of snow mixed in during the evening, with a low around 34 and east-southeast wind at 5-10 mph becoming northerly after midnight, according to NWS.
A 20 percent chance of lingering snow mixed with rain remains in the Saturday forecast, which includes a high of 41 for Enid and cloudy skies.
Sunny weather returns on Sunday, but temperatures will remain in the 40s for highs through Monday, according to NWS.