Thunderstorms Could Cause Flooding
National Weather Service-Norman - May 2, 2022 5:59 am
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Norman OK 510 AM CDT Mon May 2 2022 OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-031015- Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Grant-Kay- Ellis-Woodward-Major-Garfield- Noble-Roger Mills-Dewey-Custer- Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne- Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian- Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain- Cleveland-Pottawatomie-Seminole- Hughes-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson- Tillman-Comanche-Stephens-Garvin- Murray-Pontotoc-Coal-Cotton- Jefferson-Carter-Johnston-Atoka- Love-Marshall-Bryan-Hardeman- Foard-Wilbarger-Wichita-Knox- Baylor-Archer-Clay- 510 AM CDT Mon May 2 2022 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern... western...central...and southern Oklahoma...and western north Texas. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight... .Thunderstorms... Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move across portions of Oklahoma this morning, with the most widespread activity along and north of I-40. A few of these storms could become strong with small hail and gusty winds. Otherwise, locally heavy rain and lightning will be the main concerns. This activity is expected to end later this morning. For this afternoon and evening, there is a risk for severe storms across the entire area with the highest potential in parts of north central and central Oklahoma, generally east and north of a line from Cherokee and Weatherford, to Lawton and Pauls Valley, to Holdenville Oklahoma. A warm front is expected to continue to lift north into parts of northern Oklahoma by this afternoon with a dryline extending southward from where it meets the warm front in northwest Oklahoma. A cold front will then move across the area this evening and overnight. Additional thunderstorms could develop near the dryline and/or the warm front late this afternoon although the highest potential for storm development will be with the cold front. Strong to severe storms will be possible again later today between 4 pm and midnight with very large hail up to the size of baseballs and damaging winds over 60 mph. Some tornadoes will also be possible with the highest potential across portions of north central and central Oklahoma, including Stillwater, Oklahoma City metro, and Lawton, just to name a few locations. .Heavy Rain... Heavy rain could lead to localized flooding in some areas through tonight. .Fire Weather... Near critical to critical fire weather conditions will be possible this afternoon in parts of southwest Oklahoma and western north Texas due to low RH, gusty winds, and dry vegetation behind the dryline. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday... .Thunderstorms... After a brief break Tuesday, severe storm chances will return Wednesday afternoon and evening across much of Oklahoma and western north Texas. All hazards will be possible. The rest of the work week into the early part of the weekend will then be dry with low thunderstorm chances returning to parts of the area on Sunday. .Heavy Rain... Heavy rain which could cause flooding will be possible again Wednesday into early Thursday.