Severe storms possible Monday


Sunday, March 22nd 2009, 9:19 am
By: News 9


By News 9 Meteorologist Nick Bender

The chance for showers and thunderstorms will gradually increase late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night across western Oklahoma, as storms develop over the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and creep east. A few of these storms may be strong, to perhaps severe at times.

The bulk of the stormy weather will occur across the main body of Oklahoma Monday afternoon and Monday night. An energetic storm system digging south and east across the western US Sunday and Monday, will result in thunderstorm development across western and central Oklahoma early Monday afternoon. Any storms that develop will have the potential to produce severe weather; very large hail, damaging straight line winds and isolated tornadoes.

Thunderstorms will become more numerous as the evening progresses, as storms will likely congeal into a single, long line. The main threat throughout Monday night and early Tuesday morning will be that of damaging straight line winds and hail, however isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.

Conditions will begin to settle and the skies to clear by late Tuesday morning, early Tuesday afternoon.

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