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Thursday, May 23rd 2024, 4:30 pm

By: News 9


Thursday morning will be mild, but the chance for storms in the afternoon and evening hours bring high winds, hail and possible tornadoes given the right circumstancest.

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Current warnings and watches in Oklahoma:

  1. Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cleveland and Oklahoma County until 5:15 p.m.
  2. Tornado Watch for Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Roger Mills, Tillman and Washita County until 11:00pm.
  3. Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Beckham, Greer, and Roger Mills County until 5:30pm

What will the weather be like on Thursday?

The atmosphere is reloading, and more severe conditions are expected.

Temperatures will be in the 60s Thursday morning, but we will be dry, with no severe weather impacting until later in the afternoon.

As for the afternoon, temps will climb into the 80s even though we have the chance for storms.

Early Thursday afternoon we could see scattered showers, and storms may take off. These will pose a risk for hail and damaging winds and will have a very low tornado risk.

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There will be wind and hail with these storms though, and those storms become more numerous in the western parts of the state, and those will move into central Oklahoma into the evening hours.

Rain and storm chances on Thursday.

A few thunderstorms will be possible between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., but between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., the window for stronger storms and larger hail sizes widens, and winds around 60 miles per hour are possible, which will increase the chance for tornadic activity.

Storm chances Thursday evening.

"Storms will try to take off ahead of the dryline in western Oklahoma, and they will progress up to the northeast," News 9 Meteorologist Lacey Swope said. "These will be spinning storms. Big hail... damaging winds, and each of them will pose a tornado threat."

Hail zone on Thursday.

Despite the chances for storms being low in the early afternoon, chances climb from 30% at around 7 p.m., to 60% around 10 p.m. until midnight, indicating a rising shift in intensity.

Tornado zone on Thursday.

As the weather front moves eastward, the risk for tornadoes almost bisects the state into western and eastern halves. The risk out west will be moderate, but in the east, it returns to a low risk.

The uptick in the possibility for severe weather is what our trackers will be keeping an eye on Thursday evening.

Later in the evening, a weak cold front arrives and may bring a few showers and weak storms early Friday morning.

What is the weather like for the rest of the week?

Friday calms down significantly with highs in the 80s, with the afternoon looking mostly dry with only slight storm chances in the southeastern parts of the state.

Severe weather chances return on Saturday, which will definitely be a day to stay weather aware as well.

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Meteorologist David Payne

Meteorologist Jed Castles

Meteorologist Cassie Heiter

Meteorologist Justin Rudicel

Meteorologist Lacey Swope

Meteorologist Andrew Adams


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