LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The fire danger ramps up quite a bit heading into the weekend.
For the rest of your Friday, we'll keep the clear skies as temperatures drop through the 40s. Winds will remain light out of the west and southwest, keeping the fire danger lower. We'll bottom out in the upper 20s first thing Saturday.
Southwest winds crank up Saturday afternoon, as high as 35 mph in parts of Texoma. Given the drought and dry air already in place, this will create an extreme fire danger for much of Texoma. Please use caution. Otherwise, highs will top out in the lower 60s.
A weak storm system passes to our south Saturday night into Sunday morning. It's close enough to provide us with a small chance for rain in southeast Texoma, but it won't be enough to help out our dry conditions.
Sunday, expect lots of clouds and highs around 60. Next week, we'll stay sunny and dry as highs climb through the 60s. By Thursday evening, a strong arctic cold front will send temperatures tumbling through the 30s and 40s for Friday into the weekend. Any wintry weather is still not quite ironed out, so please check back for updates.
Have a great weekend!
-First Alert Chief Meteorologist Austin Bowling
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