Oklahomans Can Expect A Cold And Wet March
I hope you enjoyed the beautiful 70 degree weather Oklahoma experienced this past weekend, because it looks like those nice spring days won't be with us through March.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma will see below-average temperatures and above-average precipitation starting this week and lingering through mid-March.
Rain and cold temperatures will move in Tuesday, March 7.
A cold front bringing chill temperatures and rain will take us down from the mid-70s to below 60 degrees starting Tuesday, March 7. As the week progresses, we'll slowly start seeing lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. Some areas in Oklahoma will see daily lows in the 20s.
Multiple rounds of precipitation will bring Oklahoma several inches of rain.
As of Monday, March 6, the National Weather Service in Norman is predicting a marginal flood potential for Southwest Oklahoma, but that doesn't rule out flooding completely. Areas near Ada are predicted to receive the most rainfall with 3.00 to 4.00 inches. While areas around Lawton could see 0.50 to 1.50 inches.
Oklahoma really showed its colors during these past spring days.
Over the weekend, I saw so many beautiful sunset photos. Oklahoma was really showing off before its skies get covered by big, grey rain clouds. And this morning (March 6) Oklahoma kicked off the week with a beautiful watercolor sunrise. KSWO7News posted the photos below to its Facebook. These were taken from the station's weather cameras, which are stationed in various areas across Southwest Oklahoma.
(The sunrise over Medicine Park is my personal favorite. 😍)
What to do if you experience flooding while driving or in your home.
If you have to drive during heavy rain, drive with extra caution. You do not want to drive through flooded areas, so please remember, turn around, don't drown!
Over the last few years, some Oklahomans have experienced significant flooding. But there are still some Oklahomans who have not had to deal with flooding in their homes. Below is a flood safety infographic from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.