It's an awesome Good Friday evening in Oklahoma! The latest visible sat pics shows some altocumulus clouds associated with cold air advection behind that windy cold front that blew through this morning. Clouds will clear with decreasing winds and chilly dry air will settle in overnight. Thus a Frost Advisory has been issued for northeastern Oklahoma. Click here for details! However, there might be patchy areas of frost in other areas of Oklahoma as well! As you can see I've posted the predicted lows for the state from the NWS OKC and you can expect patchy frost in some of the low lying areas of central and northern Oklahoma by Saturday morning.
Saturday afternoon is going to be gorgeous! Expect sunny skies, light winds and temps in the 60s! Our next weather system will bring clouds and some rain to mainly southeastern Oklahoma late Saturday night and Sunday. Here's the latest forecast from the NWS OKC. I agree that most of the rain will fall to the southeast of OKC and OKC will be on the northwest edge of the rain Easter Sunday morning. So don't cancel those Easter Eggs Hunts just yet but have a back up plan ready to go especially if you live southeast of OKC and Tulsa.
Looking ahead to next week, it's more of a classic Spring stormy weather pattern as we go back into west southwest flow aloft with severel upper air disturbances heading our way. Here's the upper flow for next Thursday. There will be a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms almost everyday next week with the best chances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Obviously a long way off but the long range forecasts have been consistent on this pattern for a while.
So next week our severe weather chances ramp up plus this is also a pattern that could bring significant rainfall to parts of Oklahoma. Hallelujah!