Saturday and Sunday storm risk

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 9:28 am
By: News 9

By News 9 Meteorologist Nick Bender

Spring takes back the month of April, as we say goodbye to 90 degree heat and sunshine and hello to storms and the ever present wind.

A period of active, stormy weather begins this afternoon across the western half of the state. A slow moving cold front, combined with an area of low pressure and a dryline (moisture boundary) will be instrumental in the development of storms this afternoon and evening. An enhanced risk of severe weather exists in an area stretching from Woodward, south to Clinton, Hobart and Altus. Here, storms are expected to be the strongest, posing not only a threat for large hail and damaging straight line winds, but tornadoes as well.

Storms may become more numerous just after sunset in western OK, drifting eastward into central portions of the state throughout the night. Additional opportunities for scattered showers and thunderstorms, some severe, will be realized during the day on Sunday.

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