Nowcast for Oklahoma City/Weather Update/Wildfire Info


At around 8 pm CT, a wildfire was threatening the town of Guymon with structures threatened. At 845 pm CT, a wildfire has burnt one structure near Woodward, OK.

NowCast:
At 9 PM, a cold front extended from the northern Texas Panhandle to near Arnett and Woodward to near Alva and Cherokee Oklahoma northeastward into south central and eastern Kansas. The cold front will continue to move south this evening. The front is expected to extend from near Cheyenne to Watonga and Enid to near Blackwell by 10 PM. Winds will shift to the north and northwest behind the front with wind speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph possible. Temperatures will also rapidly drop 15 to 20 degrees in an hour or two after the frontal passage.

A dryline also extended from the front southward along a Fairview to Watonga and Hinton to near Frederick Oklahoma to near Seymour Texas line at 9 PM. Winds will be from the south to southeast at 15 to 30 mph with occasional gusts to around 40 mph for locations east of the dryline this evening. West of the dryline, winds will range from the west and southwest at 10 to 20 mph with occasional gusts up to 30 mph possible. 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. 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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