Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Late-Spring Cold Snap Expected Tuesday Night

Sequoyah County residents will be under a freeze warning from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Wednesday as a strong cold front moves into the area.

The unprecedented cold snap is expected to bring freezing temperatures to Eastern Oklahoma and even the possibility of a light spring snowfall mixed with rain. Look out for frost over much of Northeastern Oklahoma. Temperatures are expected to dip throughout the day Tuesday as the cold front brings gusty north winds and sharply colder temperatures. Because temperatures have been so warm recently, little snow accumulation is expected, according to the National Weather Service.

Max Smith, chairman of the Sallisaw Farmers Market, said Tuesday that folks with outdoor plants should be sure and cover them up overnight to protect them from the frigid temps, noting that if you use plastic to cover your plants, make sure it is not touching the plants. Also, Smith said, if you have a sprinkler on your fruit trees, turn it ON. The water will freeze on the blooms, leading to a big chunk of ice, Smith said, but it will also protect the buds from the freeze.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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