Tornado Risks In The Forecast

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 11:38 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- There is a risk of tornadoes in the forecast for northeast Oklahoma Wednesday night.

Storms are expected to be developing along the I-35 corridor during the afternoon and move rapidly eastward across the area overnight.

News On 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot says some of these storms will be severe with hail, high winds and even the possibility of a few tornadoes.

Due to rapid movement, the total rainfall from the system will probably be an inch or less.

This is the first significant severe threat Green Country has had for quite some time. So, Faurot encourages everyone to review their severe weather procedures at work or home.

The system will be pushing a cold front rapidly across the state and skies should be clearing rapidly from west to east Thursday morning. Some wrap around cloud cover could return to the more northern counties during the afternoon and overnight hours, but in general we expect lots of sun through Saturday.

Temperatures will also be more seasonal going into the weekend.

Clouds will be returning on Sunday followed by a slight chance of rain that night. Faurot says our next weather maker will be affecting the area Monday into Tuesday and perhaps even Wednesday with cloudy skies and rain with possibly some embedded thunder.

You can track the storms with WARN Interactive Radar and get safety tips in our Storm Zone Section.

You can get the latest WARN Team forecast in the Weather section.