Minimal Severe Storm Threat Wednesday, Increases Thursday

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 6:43 pm
By: News 9

Our rain maker is moving across New Mexico this evening and will arrive in Oklahoma Wednesday.

Early Wednesday morning, showers will be increasing in southwest Oklahoma, lifting north and east through noon. Look for showers to move into Oklahoma City by mid-morning. There will be enough instability to get a few thunderstorms as well, but the severe threat looks minimal on Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon, showers move into eastern Oklahoma before winding down late Wednesday evening. Rainfall totals will range from a couple tenths of an inch to .5" in localized areas with highest amounts south of I-40. Winds on Wednesday will be strong out of the south 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

Thursday, a dryline will move across the state from the west to the east ramping up the southwest winds and increasing the fire threat along and west of I-35. Highs on Thursday will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s. As we reach peak heating on Thursday, there will be an increasing chance for thunderstorms to fire along the dryline in eastern Oklahoma. A few of the storms may be strong to severe with hail and wind the main threats.

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