LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) -
Good morning Texoma! Today is going to be a toasty Tuesday. Air temperatures today will top out in the low 100s but when you factor in that humidity, feel like temperatures by this afternoon will be near 106° to 110°. A heat advisory is in place for counties east of I-44 where the criteria for the advisory, is heat index values is near or above 110°F. To play it safe, today is a great day to stay indoors with that A.C. blasting. A few isolated storms could develop across a few Texas counties later on this evening. A dryline would spark a few light showers. Storms could be strong enough to produce small hail but all storms are expected to be short-lived but we do expect most will remain dry. Storm development would be after 4PM and most will clear up by mid-evening.
Another thing to note for today’s forecast aside from the heat is the fire danger for our western and northwestern counties. With low relative humidity values and breezy south winds, a red flag warning is in place for those areas.
A “cold front” will move through into northwest Oklahoma after midnight and stall. Ahead of the front it’ll be very warm as tomorrow is another hot day. Air temperatures in the low 100s under mostly sunny skies. As the heat builds over the next several days, here are some heat safety tips! Stay hydrated drinking plenty of water, take frequent breaks in a shaded or A.C.‘d area, don’t forget to wear sunscreen and wear lightweight light-colored and loose fitting clothing!
For the rest of the week, temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 90s. By late Thursday and Friday, we could see a few isolated to scattered afternoon thunderstorms. This low end rain chance threat continues into the weekend. With the chance for rain, this is going to shift our overall weather pattern and that’ll allow for cooler temperatures to make a comeback. This is expected sometime by early next week.
Have a great day!
-First Alert Meteorologist Lexie Walker