Let’s keep this forecast train runnin’ with a trip to Oklahoma for another forecast. Oklahoma is often one of the more interesting places to forecast for. Will it live up to it’s reputation tonight?
At 1253AM, CT, Lawton was reporting clear skies with a temperature of 40 degrees. The clear skies will hold until the early evening on Saturday. There is a virulent perturbation moving into the southeastern US that will bring some severe weather from Louisiana to Georgia. The broader upper trough will be shifting out of the Rockies and generating circulation in the lee of the mountains.
The emerging system will be stronger in a synoptic sense than the smaller one inflicting its wrath on Saturday, but it will really only come together after the center of circulation is on top of Lawton. Most of the rain and thunderstorms will develop in eastern Arkansas and spread east of the Mississippi. Rain showers will wrap around the circulation, leading to stratiform showers in Lawton, rather than heavier downpours or thunderstorms. The swiftly developing feature will move very quickly, with dry air returning to Lawton by Sunday afternoon, though this time, it will be much cooler.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, turning to overcast with showers late. High 69, Low 37
Sunday – Rain early, with sun returning in the afternoon, High 61, Low 42
TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 69, Low 37
Sunday – Sun and a few clouds with gusty winds. High 61, Low 44
AW: Tomorrow – Mild with intervals of clouds and sunshine High 66, Low 38
Sunday – Windy with clouds giving way to sun (early rain) High 60, Low 40
NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, (Late rain and thunderstorms) High 63, Low 42
Sunday – A 30 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny High 56, Low 40
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the afternoon. High 66, Low 41
Sunday – Mostly sunny (early storms) High 58, Low 39
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with scattered showers, High 64, Low 41
Sunday – Partly cloudy (early rain), High 6, Low 41
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the evening. high 61, Low 39
Sunday – Breezy and partly cloudy in the morning. High 59, Low 42
Lawton and the rest of Oklahoma will steer well clear of the nastiest weather this time around. You can see they are between the two systems I referenced at this hour.