Next Storm System Bringing Rain To Oklahoma

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 4:54 pm
By: News 9

Wednesday's rain? It was another huge miss for western Oklahoma. Over the past 24 hours, there's been no more than two-tenths of an inch west of I-35. News 9's Matt Mahler is hoping our next storm system can help that.

Wednesday evening and night, don't expect anything more than some light drizzle across central Oklahoma. Rain will begin tapering off in eastern Oklahoma. This first system was not helpful.

Wednesday night, the next cold front will begin moving through the state. Northwest Oklahoma will have the best chance for rain while light drizzle is expected over the rest of the state.

Through Thursday morning, as the front makes more progress southeast, rain chances will increase along and behind the front, where we may have a few rumbles of thunder and strikes of lightning. News 9's Matt Mahler is not expecting any severe weather north of I-40 during Thursday morning.

Thursday afternoon, the front will past through OKC, bringing the chance of rain higher in all of central and southwestern Oklahoma. Since the front moves through southwest Oklahoma later in the day, there will be an opportunity for a few rowdy storms.

Please see the “STORM ZONE” for the most likely area for storms that could produce some hail and wind. There's still an opportunity the strongest storms will stay south of the Red River, so News 9 will be watching the latest data and Meteorologist Lacey Swope? will have your complete forecast at 4, 5, 6, and 10 PM on KWTV - NEWS 9?.