From southwestern Washington, we head to southwestern Oklahoma today.
At 453PM, CT, Lawton was reporting a temperature of 87 degrees with clear skies, though there were isolated strong thunderstorms developing across western Oklahoma and northern Texas, with the largest storms east north of Ardmore and to the north near El Reno and Yukon, with a cluster of storms near Wichita Falls, Texas. Oklahoma found itself between a set triggers, a stationary front to the north and a lee trough to the west.
Over the next several days, the flow aloft will be weak and westerly. There won’t be much in terms of full layered systems, but with the westerly flow, expected a stationary, broad surface lee trough to develop over the high plains. The rotation around the low will mean some dry air sucked southeastward, and it’s intersection with the warmer, more humid air of the Gulf will be across southwestern Oklahoma, which means there will be a chance for isolated thunderstorms in Lawton eacho f the next two days.
Tomorrow – Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 90, Low 70
Wednesday – Thunderstorms possible late. Hot, High 92, Low 72
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible High 89, Low 71
Wednesday – Slight chance of a thunderstorm. high 92, Low 71
AW: Tomorrow – Slight chance of a thunderstorm. High 92, Low 72
Wednesday – Partly sunny and very warm; a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon High 93, Low 72
NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy High 90, Low 72
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy (Late precip) High 92, Low 71
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms, High 90, Low 71
Wednesday – Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms, High 91, Low 71
It’s still summer in Oklahoma, that’s for sure.