The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office’s “Hazardous Weather Outlook” today showed, “A few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and tonight. Best chances will be after 10 p.m. across central and eastern Oklahoma. A few strong to marginally severe storms will be possible.”
The “Discussion” said, “A deep trough of low pressure will continue to reside over the Western half of the United States today. In response, a mid-level disturbance will continue to move northward across the Central Plains through today. This will result in a cold front moving into the region late this afternoon through the overnight hours. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across portions of central Oklahoma and northern Texas this afternoon and slowly spread eastward through the overnight hours as the front slides to the east-southeast by Saturday morning.
“The vast majority of thunderstorms will remain below severe criteria. However, a few strong to marginally severe storms are possible with hail to the size of quarters and gusty winds of 50 to 60 mph. Some locations may experince locally heavy rainfall.”
Probability of thunderstorms occuring in the National Weather Service, Norman County Warning Area … 100 percent.
Probability of severe storms if storms occur … 25 percent.
Other hazardous weather:
“The combination of breezy southwest winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will elevate fire danger across parts of western Oklahoma and western north Texas on Friday.
“Additionally for tonight, heavy rainfall this evening may result in localized flooding, especially across south central and southeastern Oklahoma.”
In the “Days two through seven” portion of the report, “Showers and thunderstorms will likely be on-going across portions of the Red River Valley Saturday morning. A series of storm systems will continue to bring chances for showers and storms Saturday through Tuesday night. A few strong to perhaps severe storms with hail, gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall are possible at times Saturday through Tuesday night. Widespread severe weather is not expected.”