Storm Threat Sunday Night, Monday For Eastern Oklahoma


Saturday, May 7th 2016, 11:37 am
By: Stacia Knight


This past week of weather has been nice to say the least but the threat of storms will bring that streak of nice weather to an end Sunday night. 

As our next storm system approaches, chances for severe storms will remain low. By Monday however, chances will increase and become higher across Green Country.

This storm system will develop showers and storms out to our west for Saturday.  In eastern Oklahoma, we will be warm and windy today. Tonight clouds will increase and there could be a few showers around for Sunday morning. 

For Sunday afternoon, there is a chance a few thunderstorms could develop. The atmosphere should not be conducive for severe weather especially east of Tulsa until late Sunday and into Monday. The risk of severe storms Sunday afternoon will remain very low.  

While we could see a few thunderstorms Sunday afternoon, stronger storms will be firing along a dry line across western Oklahoma. Those storms will try to move into eastern Oklahoma Sunday night and pose a threat for large hail and damaging winds. 

The main forcing from this system will be nearby on Monday. The air mass at the surface will be allowed to become unstable and with a boundary trying to move through, severe weather chances will be focused across eastern Oklahoma.

Be sure to stay weather aware especially Monday afternoon and evening.