Severe Storms/Fire Danger Tuesday

An upper level low will move into the high plains by Tuesday evening.  300 mb winds over 90 kts.  A dryline will take shape just west of I-35 during the afternoon.  Strong to severe storms look to develop along and east of this boundary as pictured here:

 

Ahead of the dryline, dewpoints should manage to be in the 50s with surface temps in the upper 60s and low 70s.  Surface based CAPE over 500 J/kg in SE OK. 

With these factors, the greatest risk of severe storms looks to be in eastern OK after 3pm Tuesday.  The threats will be damaging winds over 58 mph and a risk for tornadoes. 

Aside from the storm threat, it will be windy!  The metro will have gusts up to 40 mph, meanwhile, western OK will see higher gusts behind the dryline with very high fire danger. 

Make sure to follow us on Twitter:  @DanielleDozier, @RickMitchellWX, and @KOCOdamonlane. 

-Danielle

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