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Storm chances increasing in central Oklahoma Wednesday

There are chances for storms in central Oklahoma Wednesday. The National Weather Service forecast shows possible severe storms with hail and damaging winds Wednesday night.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 8, 2013 at 9:20 am •  Published: May 8, 2013

Severe weather is possible in central Oklahoma Wednesday night, the National Weather Service reports.

There is a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday morning. After 10 p.m., chances for hail, thunderstorms and damaging wind goes up to 30 percent.

Winds could gust up to 37 mph Wednesday in central Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 84. Windy with a south wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Some storms could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. Mostly cloudy with a low around 63. South, southeast wind 16 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 79. South wind 7 to 14 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

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