Chances for thunderstorms and severe weather increasing Friday and Saturday

Thunderstorms are possible in Oklahoma Friday afternoon. Severe storm chances will increase Saturday night with heavy rainfall possible.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 14, 2012

Stormy weather is in the weekend forecast for Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports.

Conditions are setting up for possible severe weather Friday through Sunday in Oklahoma. Large hail, high winds, heavy rain and possible tornadoes are concerns, the weather service reports, with Saturday late afternoon and night being the most likely time for storms.

Chances for thunderstorms in central Oklahoma Friday increase during the afternoon. Winds may gust up to 36 mph with a 40 percent chance for showers Friday.

Then a chance for severe weather increases Saturday. There is a 70 percent chance for thunderstorms Saturday night. Some storms could be severe with heavy rainfall, the weather service reports.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a south wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Friday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind between 17 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Windy, with a south wind between 18 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

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