March gradually transitions from cold to warm weather in Oklahoma with the arrival of the spring season. Freezing temperatures subside by mid-March in the south and east. The ground thaws by the end of March in the north and west. Day high temperatures average in the mild 59°F (15°C) to 67°F (19.4°C), but nights are cold between 59°F (15°C) to 67°F (19.4°C). Spring break sees many visitors in the Wichita Mountains in the west where the mild temperatures between 41°F (5°C) to 63°F (17.2°C) are suitable for sighting wildlife even during the day. The precipitation sees an uptick to register between 2" (51mm) to 5" (127mm), but the snowfall reduces significantly in the majority of the state. The bright sunshine removes the last traces of frost from the soil to free the ground for the growing season. Cloudy skies often interfere with the sun and even throw a few storms in the mix. Morning mist curls off the gently winding rivers during early spring in March in Oklahoma.