More Spring-Like Conditions Expected This Week

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 8:15 pm
By: News On 6

After several days of bone-chilling weather, temperatures will rebound into more spring-like territory beginning Sunday.

The National Weather Service said gusty north winds will switch to a southerly direction on Sunday, helping to usher in much milder air. Rain will be possible this coming week, but chances early on may be slight.

On Saturday, skies were clear to partly cloudy and temperatures ranged from 45 degrees in Muskogee to 56 degrees in Frederick and Lawton. The high in Tulsa reached 47 degrees and Oklahoma City's temperature topped out at 52 degrees, forecasters said.

A sunny day is on tap for Sunday, with highs in the 50s and 60s forecast. Clouds should increase in the Oklahoma Panhandle Sunday night but remain clear elsewhere as lows dip into the 30s and 40s.

Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy conditions will prevail on Monday, with temperatures topping out in the 60s.

By Tuesday there will be a slight chance of showers in all but the southeast, where thunderstorms are possible as a storm system moves into the region. Highs should reach the 50s and 60s and lows near 30 in the Panhandle to 40s elsewhere, forecasters said.

Mainly clear conditions are expected Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the 50s and 60s on Wednesday and in the 60s and 70s on Thursday, the weather service predicts.

Lows should fall into the 20s and 30s Wednesday night and range from the 20s to lower 40s Thursday night.