LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) -
Another mild day expected today with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Breezy south winds will bring moisture back into the forecast area. Skies will be sunny to start, with cirrus gradually encroaching from the west through the day. Winds out of the south at 10 to 20mph with gusts during the afternoon in the upper 20s to low 30s.
As southerly moist flow continues, stratus is expected to begin developing from the south overnight. Between warm moist advection and increasing sky cover, overnight lows should generally stay in the 50s.
Partly cloudy skies tomorrow will help keep temperatures only in the low 70s. Breezy south winds a 15 to 25mph. Anticipated gusts higher. The continued moist southerly flow should keep dewpoints up, so expect a rather mild/ muggy day. Cloud cover will clear by mid week so expect mostly sunny skies by Wednesday. With more sunshine, highs will rise into the upper 70s to low 80s. Low chances for thunderstorms start Wednesday night. This is looking like a weak forcing scenario.
A stronger forcing mechanism will arrive Thursday as a cold front dives north to south. This will stall over Texoma Thursday evening. Highs are still projected to rise into the upper 70s to low 80s. How the front evolves from that point is still a bit uncertain, but where it goes it is expected to serve as a focus for showers and storms Thursday night into the weekend. Late weekend / early next week another surge of cold air is forecast to push through, reducing thunderstorm activity.
Have a great day and a better week!
-First Alert Meteorologist Lexie Walker