A cold front is dropping southeast across Oklahoma this morning and as the front sweeps across Oklahoma winds will shift from the south to the northwest and become strong and gusty. A wind advisory has been posted for much of western and central Oklahoma today for northwest winds 25-35 mph with gusts near 50 mph!
The latest Oklahoma Mesonet map as of 3:30am on this Friday morning shows the cold front approaching the OKC and Tulsa Metro Areas from the northwest. Behind the front sustained winds from the northwest in the 25-30 mph range with gusts near 50 mph!
Here's the bigger view showing the cold front coming in from the northwest. The front is going to blast across the state dry with no thunderstorms on the front in Oklahoma! There is a chance for some lingering light rain behind the front the might affect areas of northern and northeastern Oklahoma later this morning and this afternoon. Otherwise, just count on a much cooler, blustery Oklahoma Friday afternoon!
Looking at the current temp analysis from around 3 AM this Friday morning shows much cooler air dropping south behind the cold front! You will notice the change outside today in Oklahoma compared to yesterday! Highs on Thursday were in the 70s and 80s but today temps this morning ahead of the front in the 70s will drop quickly once the front passes your location with gusty north winds. By this afternoon I'm thinking temps hold steady in the 50s and lower 60s all day! By Saturday morning as chilly high pressure moves in expect clear skies decreasing winds but very chilly temps in the 30s and 40s. Any Easter Weekend Saturday morning outdoor activities will be greeted with chilly temps! There's a chance a few low lying sheltered areas could see a light frost especially over in northeastern Oklahoma Saturday morning! With plenty of clear blue skies and light winds as high pressure dominates Saturday should be a spectacular day weather wise by afternoon! There is a chance for some rain very late Saturday night into Easter Sunday morning across the southeastern 1/2 of Oklahoma from around OKC southeast. More on this later today!