Severe Storms Returning to Oklahoma Today
Here we go again! More storms are headed to Oklahoma today with the potential for hail and high winds.
It's definitely been a wild week for Oklahoma regarding weather. We've seen multiple rounds of severe storms, some might've even called the recent power issues in Lawton, Oklahoma. There's been speculation around town that lighting struck a service station for Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) causing a fire and resulting in significant power issues throughout town Wednesday and into Thursday morning.
But PSO has yet to confirm what exactly started fire, so that may remain a mystery. At least they got it all fixe before this next round of severe storms!
Thunderstorms are expected to begin this afternoon and head into the evening.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, thunderstorms are expected to form early in the day and begin moving into western Oklahoma and north Texas after noon. The storms will move eastward through the afternoon and exit through eastern Oklahoma. Some of the storms might not be severe, but they will have the potential to become strong enough to produce hail up to golf ball size and strong winds from 60 to 80 miles per hour. The strongest storms are expected across southcentral and southeast Oklahoma.
The earliest storms could start up is about 1 p.m. today but most likely anywhere from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and then carry on throughout the evening.
A second round of storms could ramp up in western Oklahoma after 9 p.m. this evening.
Hopefully we get plenty of rain! It's looking like that might be possible as the National Weather Service in Norman has issued a flood risk with these storms.
Remember that the weather can change quickly! Make sure you have multiple ways to receive alerts and updates during severe weather.