We had a decent cold morning this past Friday with some areas experiencing their first freeze. Turns out this is normal for this time of year.

Freeze last Friday morning.

Average first freeze date of the year.

If that taste of cold weather wasn’t enough for you, we’ve got more this week. Cold air will continue to ooze into the state to start the week as a series of weak upper disturbances move through. These disturbances along with lift from the shallow cold air itself will help to generate some light shower activity from Monday through Wednesday night. As in prior model data that we discussed last week, the signal is still there for a little wet snow to mix in with the rain across NW OK on Wednesday. At this time it does not appear to be cold enough at the surface to allow for any significant accumulation. Kansas may see a light dusting however. I’ll keep an eye on it and update with my live broadcasts, so be sure to tune in!

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Forecasted shower activity through Wednesday.

Rainfall totals should slowly add up over the 3 day period with amounts pushing up to an inch in some areas. This is great news considering the majority of the state is under a drought.

Rainfall totals.

Current drought conditions.

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This cold shot of air this week is felt across other areas of the country and long range outlook shows another cold round coming around the 7th. The map below shows an animation of the departure from normal. Makes it easy to spot the warm and cold spells.

Departure from normal temperature swings.

Our coldest morning will likely be on Friday again as a widespread freeze is expected. Thursday morning will also have a freeze over NW and NE parts of Oklahoma as well as Saturday morning over E OK.

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Temperatures Friday morning.

The long-term OKC temperature trend keeps it chilly.

OKC Temperature Trend.

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