The short term hi-resolution model is holding onto the rain/snow mix idea across NW OK late tonight into early tomorrow morning. It does not appear there will be any significant accumulation in Oklahoma, but should be some measurable snow in parts of Kansas and out west as indicated by the maps. In addition we’ll get a pretty good batch of heavy thunderstorms after midnight rolling through C OK, but they won’t be severe, just heavy rain. I don’t think we’ll see any snow in OKC, surface temps are just a little too warm, upper 30s with temperatures aloft not quite supportive either. At least according to the model data, sometimes reality paints a different picture. It would be nice to see a couple of flakes mixed in with the rain though. It will still be cold Easter morning with showers ending by 8am, but much improved by afternoon with 50s to near 60 for highs statewide.

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Computer generated radar image showing mix of rain and snow in NW OK and S KS around 5am. 

 

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Snowfall amounts estimated to be just a dusting in NW OK.

 

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Snowfall totals should be a little more measurable N and W, but not quite as much as this model indicates.

Another reminder NOT TO PLANT yet! Long range models indicate a cold spell for early to mid-April. That means occasional frosts and freezes for areas of Oklahoma. Remember, climatologically speaking, it’s still too early to plant anyway as the map below indicates.

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