Thunderstorm Chances Increase For Parts Of Oklahoma Wednesday Evening


Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 7:31 pm
By: News 9


Wednesday evening looks quiet for most across the state but some areas still have the risk of a few thunderstorms.

In Oklahoma City, it's dry and breezy with a few clouds around. Temperatures are sliding through the 70s.

There are two areas in the state to watch out for the risk of some strong thunderstorms Wednesday evening. One is in northwest and another is in south central and southeastern parts of the state. Storms in these areas will be capable of quarter to golf ball size hail and gusty winds to 60mph.

Coverage will be limited and expect the storms to diminish as it gets closer to midnight. Lows overnight under south winds and humid conditions will only fall in the 50s and 60s.

On Thursday, we'll be watching a cold front and dry line pressing into the state that could develop a few severe thunderstorms. Right now, the cap or lid in the atmosphere could hold storms from developing across most of the state.

However, if any storms are able to develop they could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. This best chance of storms developing by late afternoon into the evening hours will be in northeast Oklahoma Thursday.

Otherwise, there will be plenty of sunshine and warm high temperatures in the 80s. By Thursday night, a cold front will sweep through the area with a chance of rain and a strong north wind.

Friday, expect a mixture of sun and clouds with a cool north breeze. Highs across the state will only be in the 50s and 60s.

Over the weekend, there will be plenty of sunshine on Saturday with some increase clouds on Sunday and chance of rain. Highs will be in the 60s as south winds return.