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May Brings Spring Cold Snap

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Cold air has its sights set on Oklahoma once again, and it will be a shock to the system after our recent stretch of 70s and 80s.

The struggle to leave winter behind and move fully into spring is most obvious when you consider the forecast lows and highs for later this week. For instance, Thursday will feature lows in the mid-30s and highs in the 40s. If the low temperature drops to 32 degrees on Friday morning at Will Rogers World Airport, it will tie the record latest freeze in Oklahoma City of May 3, 1954.

The cold weather isn't the only story, however. Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday evening and Wednesday night. Hail and wind appear to be the main threats with respect to severe weather at this time. Storms are likely to initially develop in northwest Oklahoma along the cold front by late afternoon, then move southeastward toward central OK by late evening. Rain could possibly even mix with snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning across northern and northwestern portions of the state, but no significant accumulation is expected.

The rain will be welcome in western parts of the state where the spring rains have missed this area for the most part. Much of western Oklahoma continues to experience significant drought related issues. One inch of rain, and possibly up to two inches locally, will be possible by the time storm winds down on Thursday.

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