Rain And More Rain In Forecast For Eastern Oklahoma


Thursday, April 21st 2011, 10:26 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- The rain is falling and may continue falling through at least next Tuesday in eastern Oklahoma.   

Rain is in the forecast every day through the middle of next week. 

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Chances of rain Thursday through Tuesday hover between 40 to 50 percent each day.

News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone says while much of the region needs rain, there is a chance some of that rain will be during severe weather. 

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Crone says there is a risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening.  Several counties in eastern Oklahoma are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Thursday.

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The risk of severe weather increases on Friday with hail and a tornado or two possible. 

"This boundary will slide back southward Friday evening with more storm potential before stalling from the southwest to northeast across the state this weekend.  A stalled boundary is a good thing and a bad thing.  The good, our friends in central and western Oklahoma may get some much needed rainfall.  The bad, we may have some severe storms to deal with," said Alan Crone. 

The rain will hang around for the Easter weekend.  Monday, Crone says there is a chance of more severe weather could break out across the Sooner state.