Nowcast for Oklahoma City/Weather Update

At 7 PM, a cold front extended from far southwest Kansas northeast into central Kansas while a dryline extended from the front southward along a Alva to near Watonga and Weatherford to Lawton Oklahoma to just west of Wichita Falls Texas.

Winds will continue from the south at 20 to 25 mph with occasional gusts to around 40 mph for locations east of the dryline. West of the dryline, winds will remain from the west to southwest at 20 to 30 mph with occasional gusts up to 50 mph possible over the next couple of hours. Humidities west of the dryline will recover very little this evening until the passage of the cold front brings slightly higher dewpoints to the area.

The cold front will continue to move south this evening arriving in far northwest Oklahoma by 8 PM. Winds will shift to the north and northwest behind the front with wind speeds remaining strong. Temperatures will also rapidly drop 15 to 20 degrees in a few hours after the frontal passage. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible later tonight along the cold front into parts of central and southern Oklahoma east of Interstate 35.

If storms do develop, some could become severe. However, chances of storm development are low.


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