Severe Weather Possible In Western Oklahoma Monday
OKLAHOMA CITY - Severe weather season has been slow-to-start in the Sooner State, but that could change this week with a dryline west of Oklahoma.
According to Chief Meteorologist David Payne, the dryline will fire storms in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles sometime after 3 p.m. Gusty wind and hail are the primary threats, although the tornado threat is not zero. However, it's on the low side during the first few hours of storm formation.
Monday's storms will push into western Oklahoma during the evening hours, gradually weakening.
That dryline will move eastward on Tuesday but will be met by the cap, which is a layer of warm air up high in the sky that suppresses the development of storms. Think of it like you would a lid on a skillet.
A storm might develop near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line in far northwestern Oklahoma, and if a storm can get going Tuesday (you might hear a meteorologist refer to this as storms 'breaking the cap'), all types of severe weather are possible.
The day with the most favorable conditions for severe weather is Wednesday. The dryline will be near the Texas-Oklahoma state line in western Oklahoma, and the cap will be weaker. Severe wind, hail and tornadoes are the primary threats into the evening.
David and his team of meteorologist along with all the News 9 StormTrackers will be covering storms all three days.
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