This week is the official start of spring. But it will feel more like winter by the end of the week as more cold air will move across the central and southern plains. There will also be a chance for rain and storms Thursday followed by cold showers Friday. It's not impossible that some locations across extreme NE OK and SE Kansas may experience some wintry precip!
The weekend was a tale of two weather systems. The first part of the weekend was a left-over from the unseasonably warm Friday. We hit 84 Friday afternoon tying and the daily record high set back in 1924 and 1914. Saturday was still managed to get into the lower 70s before the cold front moved across the area Saturday night bringing cold air back to the region. Sunday we stayed mainly in the upper 40s but we did manage to officially make it to the lower 50s. Very little precipitation occurred, but we did see some light drizzle at times with mostly cloudy and cold conditions.
Today we'll start early this morning with a few showers and cloudy conditions before dry air will slide across the region along with gusty northwest winds and clearing sky later today. Tuesday will be the best weather day of the week with mostly sunny conditions and temps above normal. Our highs tomorrow will be in the mid-60s to upper 60s. Spring breakers should get out and enjoy the weather. It will not last.
The rest of the week will be centered on another system approaching bringing a chance of storms followed by colder air. The GFS and the EURO are now very close together regarding the position of the surface low Thursday and Friday, but the EURO is faster and colder bringing more cold air back to the region by Thursday and Friday. A more probable solution would bring showers into the area late Wednesday night followed by some rain and elevated thunderstorms through Thursday morning. Northeast surface winds will develop Thursday and bring some cooler air into the state by Thursday afternoon. Friday the upper level system will be nearing with cold air aloft. This will bring the chance of some wintry precip into the northern part of the state, but at this time, this would be insignificant. The pattern may stick around through the weekend into early next week with much colder air across the southern plains with some precipitation potential. I have included a slight chance of showers for the weekend with colder air, but these numbers may change. I will not make a big mention of any wintry precip on air with this forecast cycle. Bottom line: Don't put away that big coat just yet.
The official high yesterday was 47 recorded at 12:27AM.
The normal daily average high is 63 and the low is 41.
The daily records include a high of 99 from 1907 and a low of 12 from 1923.
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