Sunny, dry, windy and very hot start to the week in triple digits this afternoon

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) –

A very hot and humid morning as dew points are in the 60s and 70s at sunrise, although this won’t last long as an approaching dry line will keep most of Texoma very dry later in the morning. daytime. This dry line will head east across the viewing area as most of our counties will see near critical and critical fire weather conditions as western counties will be under fire watch and flag warning red for most of the day. The sun will dominate the sky, along with southerly winds at 15-20 mph. Although the big story today is the fact that almost everyone in Texoma will cross the triple digit mark this afternoon, as Lawton is likely to see its first 100 degree day of the year, and the first since last September . This near-record heat, combined with the sun and dry conditions, could lead to heat-related illnesses for some, so if you’re outside today, especially since today is Mother’s Day , take heat safety precautions by staying hydrated and staying cool in the shade. Later this afternoon through early evening, a slight push of moisture along the dry line could see a few showers and storms kick in south of the Red River, although the chances of that being low to start because they will have to cross the ceiling.

Tonight will be mostly clear with temperatures only dropping to the low 70s and still gusty southerly winds at 10-20 mph.

Monday will be very similar to today with potential record high temperatures in the afternoon with triple digit temperatures continuing into the work week. Critical fire weather conditions will recover as red flag warnings return to effect for West Texoma. Tons of sunshine with gusty southerly winds at 15-25 mph.

Tuesday will cool slightly to the mid 90s, still well above average, as we track a disturbance from the west, bringing our best chance of rain we could see this week. Isolated to scattered showers and storms will kick in over the afternoon and evening, with some potentially heavy to severe as the main concerns appear to be small hail and gusty winds. The rest of this week will continue to see temperatures in the 90s with mostly sunny skies, through a few shots of isolated showers cannot be ruled out during the second half of the week.

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