Good morning! I'll keep the discussion on the short side this morning with only a few highlights.
We're getting ready to move into an active weather pattern time period for the next few days with mild temperatures until Monday.
This morning a weak wave is triggering a few showers and storms across extreme eastern OK and western Arkansas, but this activity remains very scattered and isolated. A few showers or storms may develop near Tulsa this morning, but this activity would not be significant.
During the day we'll expect increasing clouds with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s along with southeast winds around 10 mph. Later this afternoon into the evening hours, our rain and storm chances will be increasing to near a 70% chance of thunderstorms as a weak upper level disturbance slides down the northwest flow aloft. Saturday morning should feature some showers and storms around the 5am to 8am hour time period across portions of NE OK before sliding out of the area by mid-morning. We'll get a break for most of the day Saturday before another shot of showers and storms will occur Saturday night into early Easter Morning. A few of these storms late Saturday night could be strong to severe across eastern OK with large hail the main issue .
Easter Sunday morning the activity should be sliding southward to near or south of the I-40 area with morning lows in the lower 50s and daytime highs nearing 70. But late Sunday evening a few showers may develop across southern OK and slide northward.
Monday the strong cold front finally moves south with strong north winds and some rain. Temps Monday should start the day around 50 but fall into the mid-40s for the afternoon. The colder air will stick around Tuesday into Wednesday with some moderating temperatures. EURO data suggest precipitation may be possible Wednesday afternoon the southern part of the state as the upper level system lifts out across the region.
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