Chance Of Severe Weather In Eastern Oklahoma Thursday


Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 8:08 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- There is a chance for severe weather across portions of eastern Oklahoma Thursday afternoon.

News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer said a warm front coming up from the south will converge a cold front coming in from the north, creating the chance of strong to severe thunderstorms.

Meyer said greatest chance of severe weather will be from Tulsa to the south and east. Hail, winds, heavy rains, and an isolated tornado are possible.

"The bottom line is that we expect widespread rainfall by later tonight [Thursday] ending from the west Thursday afternoon with embedded storms capable of reaching severe intensity," News On 6 Meteorologist Dick Faurot said.

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Faurot said temperatures will be influenced by the location of the frontal boundary, with 60s and 70s south of the front and 40s to near 50 behind the front.

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The storms are expected to move out of eastern Oklahoma and into Arkansas by late afternon and early evening.

For the latest weather information check NewsOn6.com's weather page throughout the day.  You can also track storm with the WARN Interactive Radar.

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