You might do a double take looking at the forecast this week as its riddled with 70s for daytime highs! We'll switch from that bitter cold stuff from a few weeks ago to a more spring-like forecast with rain and thunderstorm chances along with highs a good ten or more degrees warmer than normal. Now before things head towards "global warming" talk take this into consideration: With this being an El Nino year, this is what was expected for the season...warmer and wet. And remember the old saying, "Climate is what we expect...but Weather is what we get."
Our weather pattern is going to be pretty progressive over the next week or so, with a fast moving disturbance pushing through every couple of days. The first is slated to impact our backyard by Wednesday. As our first disturbance moves through Oklahoma, showers and thunderstorms are possible, especially in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms, mainly in a line from Centerville, Madisonville, Trinity and points east could become strong to severe with small hail and gusty winds being of concern. Widespread activity is not expect, however, an isolated storm or two could show its teeth as it blows through.
Our next low will swing across the center of the country by Saturday bringing with it a cold front to sweep through the area. Showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible, but behind the front, slightly cooler air will filter in and it looks like temperatures will come back down to the low 60s...where they should be for this time of year.
There looks to be yet another disturbance right behind our Saturday system due in for the beginning of next week...but we'll iron out the details on that a little later down the line.
Until then, enjoy the 70s this week, especially Thursday and Friday where there will be plenty of sunshine to get out and enjoy!