Oklahoma's late shot of winter was expected to come to an end my midday Tuesday, with temperatures climbing back into the 60s for parts of the state. Milder, spring-like weather is forecast for most of Oklahoma for the rest of the week and weekend, according to the weather service.
"It's not exceptionally rare for this kind of thing to happen, especially when we're in this change of seasons and we have these flip-flops occur," said Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Norman. "When you have several really nice days in the 80s, when we get another little blast of winter like this, it's even more of a shock.
"The good thing about these late-season winter blasts in April is they can't hang around long, so by Tuesday, highs will be in the 60s in Oklahoma City and we'll see the nice weather continue for the rest of the week," he said.