• Storm chances increase into Wednesday, severe storms likely

    By: Megan McClellan

    Updated:

    TORNADO WATCH for CREEK NOWATA OSAGE PAWNEE WASHINGTON OK, MONTGOMERY, CHAUTAUQUA until 5 AM Wednesday. 

     

    Quick Facts:

    • Storm chances will be moving through for the first part of the week
    • Wednesday's storms will likely be the strongest/ most severe
    • Cooler temperatures arrive for the end of the week

     

    It's springtime in Oklahoma. Last week we spent several days with storm chances and received enough rain that we had some flooding problems. Thankfully, over the weekend there was some dry weather to enjoy and allow things to dry out some.

    This week, there are more storm chances headed our way. Some of those storms could be severe and flooding will continue to be a concern.

    TUESDAY

    Storm chances return to Green Country for the overnight hours. Some of them will likely be strong, potentially severe, storms. Flooding will be a concern with any heavy rain that falls in Green Country. The ground is already soaked and any more rain will not soak into the ground, leading to flooding concerns.

    These storms will mostly be late again, similar to Sunday night/Monday morning.

    Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning Storm Risk
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    With this particular round of storms, wind and flooding are going to be the main concerns. There is the potential for a few tornadoes to develop but that is not one of the main problems. 

    It is key to remember with the flooding threat this week, to TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.

    Storm Risks for Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning
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    The timing of these storms will be overnight going into Wednesday morning. It'll be a noisy night with storm chances (heavy rain included) around for the morning commute and the morning bus stop.

    Keeping everyone safe and dry will be key as the day is getting started.

    WEDNESDAY

    The storm chances for Wednesday evening will be impacted by any remaining storms from Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. If those storms stick around longer into Wednesday, that could mean lower severe weather chances while if they move out sooner, we could see higher severe weather chances.

    Assuming the storms move out in a timely manner, the next round of showers and storms will move in for the afternoon and the chance of anything turning severe will be highest on Wednesday. 

    Wednesday PM Storm Risk
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    Staying weather aware, with at least 3 ways to get weather information, will be key. As these storms move through, very large hail (in excess of 2" diameter) will be a large concern. 2" hail is considered to be the size of a lime or medium hen egg. Damaging winds, flooding, and tornadoes are also going to be concerning with these storms.

    Storm Threats for Wednesday Afternoon/Evening
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    As with earlier in the week, another concern with these storms will be the flooding potential with any rain received. Low lying areas and flood-prone places will be the first concern followed by some of the rivers that are already full.

    Make sure to stay with the FOX23 Severe Weather Team as they track the latest timing and impacts with all the storm chances for the week.

    THURSDAY

    Cooler temperatures will be moving in behind a cold front that clears out the rain and storm chances. Afternoon highs will go from the 80s into the 60s as well. 

    As the rain starts to clear out, there will be more sunshine to enjoy despite the cooler weather.

    FRIDAY

    Temperatures stay on the cool side for the end of the work week, but thankfully the day will finally be a dry one to enjoy or get any outside chores/errands done.

    WEEKEND

    The weekend looks to be a mixture of dry weather and more rain chances. Highs will be in the upper 60s and low 70s with rain chances on Saturday. By the time Sunday (Mother's Day) arrives, partly cloudy skies return with minimal rain chances.

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