7News First Alert Weather: Hot, windy, and muggy weekend ahead
Chance for showers and storms this evening
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) -
A slightly warmer start to our day than yesterday as today looks to be mostly sunny with a few clouds. Highs will reach the upper 90s and triple digits this afternoon, as far southern areas will be in a heat advisory. Winds will be breezy out of the south at 15-25 mph, with gusts getting up to 35-45 mph. The high temperatures will allow for a weakening of the cap, as isolated showers and storms could fire up in the late afternoon along and ahead of a dryline pushing into western counties later today. These storms have the potential to be strong-to-severe, with main concerns being wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail up to the size of quarters. Storms should fall apart as they push east toward I-44 sometime after sunset due to loss of daytime heating.
Tonight will be rather warm with lows in the low 70s and partly-to-mostly cloudy, along with still breezy winds out of the south at 15-25 mph.
Tomorrow will be very similar to today with highs in the upper 90s and triple digits and mostly sunny skies. Wind speeds will continue to be out of the south at 15-25 mph, along with possibly even stronger wind gusts and a dominating high pressure system out east will lead to these unseasonably warm temperatures. Dewpoints this holiday weekend will be high, leading to muggy conditions Saturday and Sunday.
Memorial Day looks to be a continuation of today and tomorrow, so make sure to plan for the heat, sun, and strong winds if you will be outside on Monday. An upper-level trough will move across the High Plains on Tuesday, bringing a sweeping cold front south across the Southern Plains overnight into Wednesday morning. Isolated-to-scattered showers and storms will pop-up starting Tuesday evening and last until Friday. There will be enough energy for isolated strong-to-severe storms during this timeframe, though coverage and threats are still unknown. Temperatures will cool down back into the 80s and even upper 70s for the second half of next week.
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