Thursday Storm Update

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:07 am
By: News On 6

The warm front is located roughly from south central OK near Ardmore northeast to near Tahlequah.  Areas to the south of this line and generally east of highway 69 will continue to have a strong to near severe storm threat for the next few hours.  The storm system will have abundant dynamics.  A few storms may produce damaging winds and large hail.  A few tornadoes could be possible across southeastern OK and part of Northeast Texas before the threat shifts into Western Arkansas.

 Temperatures have cooled down already near the Tulsa metro and colder air continues to filter into the northwestern portions of the state.  Areas along and southeast of Tulsa will remain in the 60s for the next few hours with some locations across extreme southeastern OK approaching 70. 

 This storm system will move eastward and exit the state by late this afternoon as colder air continues to move into the region.  Temperatures tonight will drop into the 40s in Tulsa by sunset and down into the upper 20s and lower 30s by Friday morning.  Daytime highs Friday will be in the upper 40s or lower 50s with sunny conditions. 

 Saturday appears in good shape, but the next system to approach the area Sunday may bring another chance of strong to near severe storms across far eastern OK.