Cold Front Approaches Oklahoma

May 1, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - April showers won't bring May flowers to parts of Oklahoma this week. Instead, forecasters say some areas could see sleet and snow over the next few days.

The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to plummet from the 70s and 80s on Wednesday to near or below freezing early Thursday. A handful of severe thunderstorms popped up Wednesday in southwestern Oklahoma ahead of the cold front.

Forecasters say a freeze watch will be in effect from Thursday night through Friday morning for north-central and western Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City area. The weather service says the coldest temperatures will be in northwestern Oklahoma.

The temperature is expected to hover around freezing early Thursday along and west of Interstate 35 and along and north of Interstate 40.