Stacia Knight: Be Prepared For Severe Storms In Oklahoma This Week


Sunday, April 24th 2016, 10:44 am
By: Stacia Knight


We are gearing up for active weather this week. Three systems are still lined up. 

The first one is already developing storms to our west.  An additional few storms could develop along the southern edge of a cool front and near a dry line during the late afternoon hours today. Storms should move to the northeast. 

Counties with the highest chance of seeing severe storms Sunday evening will be just northwest of Tulsa.

Moisture will continue to usher in ahead of system number two. This second looks to be the stronger system will a good chance of severe weather breaking out for several days. There is a chance storms will break out across eastern Oklahoma Monday afternoon as the upper level system nears Oklahoma. 

Chances will increase on Tuesday as forces from the upper level low will be most prominent over eastern Oklahoma. Tuesday is the day with the highest threat of severe weather.  Hail, wind and tornadoes will be possible with these storms throughout the week. 

We will probably still be dealing with a few ongoing showers Wednesday morning. A stalled out cool front will push into southeastern Oklahoma by Wednesday afternoon and that will shift the focus of severe storms southeast of Tulsa.

Thursday is shaping up to be the nicest day of next week as we are in between systems. This third system looks to come in for the early portion of next weekend with another chance for spring-like storms. Keep in mind that a lot could change with the forecast as these two systems are over the ocean and until they make landfall, forecast models have a harder time getting a good sampling of data from these systems. 

The important thing is to stay weather aware and have your family’s severe weather safety plan in place before it’s too late. Don't be scared, just be prepared.