We continue to gear up for severe storms and dangerous flooding potential over the next 36 hours across Green Country, so stay weather aware!
A major storm system continues to bear down on the southern Plains today. Warm and humid air ahead of this storm system will allow for increasing instability and the threat of severe storms by late tonight, especially after 10pm Friday into the very early morning hours of Saturday. Large hail, damaging winds, and flooding will be the biggest threats, but there will be a window for an isolated tornado as well.
Flooding remains a significant risk into Saturday, particularly across southeastern and east central Oklahoma where anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of rain may occur. Locally higher amounts will be possible. The axis of heaviest rainfall may still shift a few counties either north or south during the event depending upon the exact position of a frontal boundary that is expected to remain across the area until late Saturday night.
Rounds of heavy rain and strong storms will continue through most of our day Saturday, which will compound our flooding issues. Be especially wary of areas that typically flood in heavy rains, and also be very cautious along rivers as many rivers will swell significantly by Saturday night. There will be some breaks in the rain at times, but heavy rain will remain a good bet into Saturday night. The last round of heavy rain should be clearing out of eastern Oklahoma either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, but some lingering light to moderate showers are expected into Sunday morning on the back side of this powerful storm system.
Much chillier and blustery conditions will follow on Sunday with temperatures struggling to get out of the low 50s Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, some much more pleasant weather will return by Monday as we try to dry out from this system.
Please remember to remain aware of your surroundings this weekend and stay weather aware!
Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown. We will keep you advised throughout this event.