Large Hail and Damaging Winds On Tap for Oklahoma Today
Severe thunderstorms are set to return to Oklahoma this afternoon and evening bringing large hail and damaging winds. Some areas of the state will likely see heavy rainfall, which is the only thing that will be welcomed by Oklahomans.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, almost all of Oklahoma will see severe thunderstorms today. Storms are expected to produce hail up to golf ball size and wind speeds anywhere from 60 to 80 miles per hour. Luckily, the tornado potential is very low, but not completely ruled out!
Significant hail threat today! Plus damaging winds.
Although there's a very low tornado potential, a big threat still looms with today's storms. These storms will bring with them a significant hail threat, specifically to the yellow shaded areas above. Also, damaging winds will sweep down the plains. And us Oklahomans know that strong winds can often cause more damage than tornadoes.
This hatched region is where we could see significantly larger hail, possibly more than golf ball sized hail. So it's a good idea to get those vehicles under some shelter this afternoon!
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When will the storms hit?
It's looking like the earliest storms could strike is 1 p.m. but most likely between 4-9 p.m. and will carry through other parts of Oklahoma into the evening hours. So make sure you're staying weather aware!