One last gasp from our current upper air trough is producing a few showers and storms early this morning but will quickly move out of the area. A fast-moving disturbance rounding the base of the broad Hudson Bay vortex is sliding down the central plains and may also help to produce a few scattered showers or storms early this morning before damping out about midday or so. A surface front will move southward today and cross the state helping to reinforce the cool weather today with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 along with north winds from 10 to 20 mph. Clouds will more than likely remain for most of the day but we should start to see clearing from the west to east as the afternoon arrives.
Friday morning looks chilly with lows in the upper 30s before a short lived warming trend begins as south winds return. I suppose we could have some patchy morning fog in spots. The afternoon highs will move into the mid-60s with sunshine. This warming trend should also continue for Saturday with daytime highs reaching the upper 60s or lower 70s. But a strong cold front is set to plow across the area Saturday evening bringing a cold air mass back into northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. The moisture return along and southeast of the front appears meager but some data is bringing some 50-degree dew points back into our immediate area as the front slides southeast. A few shower or storms will be possible but the higher probability of a few strong to severe storms will more than likely remain across the Red River Valley of extreme southeast Oklahoma and northeast Texas.
Current data suggest this Easter will be rather cold with afternoon temps around 40 for most of the day. If we get any precip at all, mostly in the form of light drizzle or a shower or two, temps would drop into the upper 30s. Additionally, stout north winds from 15 to 28 mph will be possible. Again, if we see any precip across eastern Oklahoma Sunday midday to afternoon it will be very light and mostly drizzle.
Monday morning a frost or light freeze is possible across northeastern Oklahoma with daytime highs climbing into the mid-50s as the cold air begins to quickly modify with a quasi-warm front lifting northward. A few spotty warm air advection showers or storms will be possible as this process begins. Another cold front appears likely Tuesday midday or afternoon. A few showers or storms may develop along this boundary before drying out Wednesday bringing another cool-down for the middle of next week.
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