Severe Storms Move Through Eastern Oklahoma On Saturday

Saturday, May 18th 2019, 10:07 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz

Strong to severe storms made their way across eastern Oklahoma on Saturday. 

Widespread rain and storms began just before noon and continued through lunchtime into the early afternoon. News On 6 Storm Trackers spotted what we believe were a few brief tornadoes - that will need to be confirmed.

Winds did cause damage and power outages in some areas. 

Those areas include Bixby, along Highway 20 west of Pryor, McAlester, Langley and the Spiro area in LeFlore County.

Most areas saw between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain - with up to 2 inches reported in some spots. There was minor flooding reported near Adair.

Storm chances will continue to diminish for the rest of Saturday as cooler and more stable air settles over Green Country.

A few additional isolated strong storms may redevelop Saturday night across north-central Oklahoma as another wave of energy moves back across the state. These storms will likely diminish during the night, but could impact areas mainly north of Tulsa from roughly 9 p.m. to midnight.

Thankfully, Sunday will be a much calmer day with sunshine and lower humidity returning! We’ll have beautiful dry weather for the final day of Tulsa Mayfest and Hop Jam!

Enjoy Sunday’s great weather, because an even bigger threat of severe weather ramps back up late Monday into Tuesday with an increased threat of flash flooding as well. We’ll keep you advised on that!

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