March will end on a chilly note as continental air continues to flow through the southern Plains Tuesday-Thursday.
A quick-warm up greets the beginning of April as highs rise into the 70s…and perhaps 80s…this weekend. Unfortunately, gusty winds will return as well, and the air will be fairly dry. This will make for dangerous fire weather conditions.
Severe drought now grips all of Texoma. Below normal rainfall is expected into the first half of April, and the long-range outlook from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is for drier than average conditions into early summer (at least).