7News First Alert Weather: Near critical fire danger returns tomorrow with a mild Easter weekend on tap

Highs soar into the upper 80s midweek

First Alert Weather 5 pm

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) -

For tonight, clear skies and light winds will set up for good radiational cooling across Texoma. Although it won’t be as cold as this morning, overnight lows will fall into the upper 30s and low 40s.

For Friday, a Fire Weather Watch is in effect for parts of northwest Oklahoma with a near critical fire danger for parts of southwest Oklahoma and northwest Texas. This is due to low relative humidity ranging anywhere from 15-25%, temperatures topping out near 70 degrees and wind gusts up to 35 mph out of the south.

The warming trend will continue into the Easter weekend, with a high near 80 degrees on Easter day. The upper-level ridge of high pressure will strengthen overhead allowing for temperatures to warm into the mid-to-upper 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a mid-to-upper level low increasing cloud cover and bringing a slight chance for rain to parts of Texoma. However, the placement of the low and the amount of moisture will determine who sees rain and how much rain will be possible.

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