Rain, Fire, And Cold Temperatures On Tap For Oklahoma This Week
I don't know about you, but it sure does feel like spring is right around the corner for Oklahoma. I've noticed more birds are out. Some trees are blooming. And we've got a lot of different weather in this week's forecast.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, these warm temperatures we're currently experiencing, coupled with dryness and high winds, makes it the perfect condition for critical fire weather. Then late tonight through Wednesday morning, we'll be seeing rain and thunderstorms that could produce damaging wind gusts.
After the storms move through, we'll see cooler temperatures to end the week.
Today (Feb. 21), we're experiencing near record breaking warm temperatures, but after these storms move through, we'll be seeing cooler temperatures that are typical for February. But the cooler temps won't stick around as we're expected to be back in the 70s by Sunday.
So until then, be careful not to make a spark that could cause a wildfire. Today and tomorrow are the biggest chances for fire danger and will then taper out after Wednesday's rain. But it looks like fire danger will back to start us off next week.
As spring approaches, make sure you're prepared for Oklahoma storm season!
Now is the time to start preparing for Oklahoma's storm season. You may want to start cleaning out your cellar and updating your family of the home's severe weather plan. Also, if you have an obsession with weather, you can sign up for one of the National Weather Service in Norman's storm spotter workshops.