Thunderstorms are arriving in Texoma tomorrow

LAWTON, Oklahoma (KSWO) –

A few light showers are possible in the evening and early night hours as cloud cover gradually increases overnight. Increased moisture flow from a truncated low to the west will allow isolated showers to develop tomorrow morning, beginning southwest in north Texas and moving north to southwest Oklahoma at sunrise. Wind will be 5-10 mph from the south with lows in the mid 50’s.

Isolated showers and storms will continue throughout Monday morning across parts of Texoma, with higher coverage in western counties. There will be a slight lull in the early afternoon, with another round of showers and storms, including some thunderstorms, in the late afternoon and early evening. A few strong to severe storms are certainly possible later in the day due to increased convection due to some shortwave disturbances and an unstable air mass, but not guaranteed. Main concerns if these develop would be small hail and gusty winds. Temperatures still reach the high 70’s and low 80’s with winds blowing from the south at 5-15 mph even with mostly cloudy skies.

Rain showers will continue Tuesday, albeit with less coverage compared to Monday as the border low retreats to the West Coast. Cloud cover is mostly cloudy early in the day and decreasing to becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. A deepening trough over the northern US will increase wind speeds in the southern plains on Tuesday, with south/southwest winds of 15-25 mph and gusts of up to 35 mph. With these strong winds, coupled with warming ahead of the front due to an approaching front (driven by the deepening trough), afternoon temperatures will reach the low/mid 80s.

Little to no chance of rain is expected once the front breaks through on Wednesday, leading to dry conditions in Texoma for the remainder of the week. Temperatures will drop to the upper 70s on Thursday but tons of sunshine to wrap up the working week will push temperatures back into the mid 80s by the start of the weekend.

Eastward movement of a cutoff low from the west will send moisture our way and increase cloudiness on Saturday, but still with a near-zero chance of rain. Another cold front will sweep across the Southern Plains on Sunday, bringing further cooling and the return of showers and storms to Texoma. Temperatures behind the front are expected to fall back to 70 degrees early next week.

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