Oklahoma weather: Severe thunderstorm updates

Storms are expected to move across the state Friday night. Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office, said storms will begin to form about 4 p.m. out in northwest Oklahoma along the cold front.

FROM LOCAL REPORTS Modified: October 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm •  Published: October 4, 2013
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Storms across the state Friday night. Read live severe storm updates, road closings and travel conditions below. The following tweets are from reporters, state officials and meteorologists.

Bryan Painter 4:37 p.m. On Friday afternoon, Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office said, "We're expecting storms to form probably by around 4 p.m. out in northwest Oklahoma along the cold front. And those storms will kind of move to the east and southeast through the evening. The severe weather threat is mainly going to be some damaging winds and some hail. Some of the stronger storms could have hail up to golf ball size, maybe. Of course there will be a lot of lightning and rain too. This is a relatively low-end event on the scale I guess and certainly something that people need to pay attention to, but it's not a big severe weather outbreak like we saw back in May."
Bryan Painter 4:54 p.m. Here's a look at storm forecast maps from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman: http://newsok.com/following-are-forecast-maps-issued-this-afternoon-by-the-national-weather-service-norman-forecast-office/article/3889905


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