A Fire Warning And A Severe Storm Risk

A fire weather watch has been posted across most of western Oklahoma for tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening.  A combination of very strong southwesterly winds gusting over 40 mph, relative humidity les than 20%, and temperatures in the 80s will create an extreme fire danger.  At the same time, there will be a risk of some isolated severe thunderstorms developing during the afternoon in central and eastern Oklahoma:

The thunderstorms will try to develop along an eastward moving dryline that will be located just west of I-35 by mid to late afternoon.  While it is not locked in that storms will develop, any storm that does manage to fire will likely become severe with large hail being the main threat.  Right now, the likelihood of storms developing is about 20 to 30 percent.  The most common time for severe storm development will be through the afternoon and evening.  Movement of the storms will be to the northeast.

So tomorrow promises to be a day where much of the state needs to be on guard.  The risk of fires in the west, and a chance of severe thunderstorms central and east.

Rick

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