Severe Weather Moves Toward Green Country Saturday Night
Saturday, May 16th 2015, 10:47 am
By: News On 6
Stay weather aware with severe weather likely Saturday evening across Green Country.
"Potent super cellular thunderstorms are developing in the Texas Panhandle and far western Oklahoma. These storms will be capable of very large hail, high winds, and some tornadoes," said WARN Team meteorologist Michael Grogan.
As these storms progress eastward this evening, they will still hold a threat for tornadoes, although hail and high winds will be the primary threat as the evening wears on.
"Areas west of U.S. Highway 75 are most likely to see severe weather," Grogan said.
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While a few widely scattered storms may develop in Green Country this afternoon, the greater risk lies from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. for our far eastern Oklahoma counties.
Mid to late evening is when Tulsa has the highest chance for strong to severe storms. The threat of storms diminishes greatly on Sunday, but a few heavy to locally severe storms are possible in southeastern Oklahoma then.
The National Weather Service confirms a tornado sighting southwest of Shamrock, Texas on Saturday afternoon.
"I'm here monitoring all of the latest and we've got the WARN Team ready to roll for an active weather day," Grogan said.
Periods of heavy rainfall are expected to develop over eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, falling on areas that were hard hit by last week's flooding rains.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch that will be in effect Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
The alert covers much of eastern Oklahoma including Adair, Creek, Craig, Delaware, Latimer, LeFlore, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Tulsa, Rogers, Wagoner and Washington counties.
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