Tropical moisture continues to surge in from the south, while a cold front is diving in from the north. Both will collide over the Sooner State Thursday evening and overnight.
Scattered showers and storms will continue this evening with better rain chances overnight along the actual cold front. Showers and storms are expected to form along the front after 3 p.m. Thursday in far northwest Oklahoma. Storms will have the possibility of becoming severe with hail, wind, and localized flooding the main threats. The tornado threat will be very low if not zero.
As storms continue to progress to the southeast overnight, some areas could pick up half an inch to 1.5 inches of rain, with localized areas up to 3 inches. It looks like the highest rainfall totals will be in southern Oklahoma. The front will be arriving in the Oklahoma City metro area after 4 a.m. Friday, which could make for a messy morning commute.
Rain chances will continue through the lunch hour on Friday for central Oklahoma before moving into far southeast Oklahoma Friday evening. It will be much cooler on Friday with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.
We are continuing to analyze the latest data so stay with News 9, we'll keep you advised!