LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - A "First Alert Weather Day" has been issued for tonight.
Happy Friday! We are all calm across the area this afternoon. Cloud cover continues to make its way into Texoma. As the warm front lifts north, isolated severe weather will be possible from 7 pm to 11 pm. The cap, or the lid over the atmosphere, is holding pretty steady so far today. Storm chances this evening are conditional on that cap.
As we head late into tonight and early Saturday morning, a strong upper level system will continue making its way through Texoma. As the dryline surges east, storms will be likely along and ahead of that area, especially as it intersects the warm front. Storms will become more widespread overnight and severe weather is also likely. All hazards will be possible overnight, including hail up to tennis balls, winds to 70 mph, and a low tornado threat.
Storms will stay with us through the first part of our day on Saturday and slowly taper off as we move into Sunday. We'll be on the cool side for the entire weekend...yes I'm talking temps in the 50s! You'll need the jacket and the raincoat for sure.
By Monday we start warming back into the 70s with plenty of sunshine.
More rain and storm chances arrive Tuesday into Wednesday. We stay quiet and mild moving into next weekend.
~First Alert Meteorologist Mandy Bailey
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