Chance For Storms Thursday Evening In Parts Of Green Country

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Wednesday, May 22nd 2024, 10:46 pm

By: News On 6


Severe storms moved through the area Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service confirmed they found EF-1 tornado damage in Quinton and Verdigris from the morning's storms.

Later Wednesday night, the boundary will slowly begin lifting northward as a warm front Thursday as another upper-level wave approaches from the southwest. If this front remains intact, some strong to severe storms will be possible along the leading edge as it moves northward Thursday morning to midday.

What is the weather like in Oklahoma on Thursday, May 23?

Most data support the boundary becoming diffuse and reforming well north of the immediate region by Thursday afternoon and evening. This creates a broad area of southerly flow returning across the state with additional storm chances by afternoon and evening including mentions for more severe weather threats. By Thursday evening into early Friday, the upper-level wave should be exiting the area, and we may get a break from storms for most of Friday.  

What will the weather be like in Oklahoma this Memorial Day weekend?

Friday night into the weekend, yet another disturbance quickly approaches from the southwest with ample low-level moisture and increasing instability growing across northeastern OK. The atmospheric conditions on Saturday are expected to be favorable for severe weather, potentially significant by late afternoon and early evening.

A weak front passing through the area on Friday night is expected to stall near the Red River and then move northward as a warm front throughout Saturday. This will coincide with a very strong upper-level jet stream, reaching speeds of 80 to 90 knots, coming from the southwest.

To the west of I-35, a dry line will form, with increasing convective and potential energy situated along and to the east of I-35, covering all northeastern Oklahoma. As the jet streak approaches, there is a possibility for storms to initiate in the late afternoon to evening.

Current data suggests these storms could exhibit all forms of severe weather, including the risk of tornadoes. Most of this storm activity should exit our immediate area of concern late Saturday night into pre-dawn Sunday morning. Most of Sunday midday through afternoon appears dry and warm.

A pattern change is likely to occur early next week as the subtropical ridge begins growing across the southwestern states and attempts to move slightly eastward Monday night into early next week. The upper air flow will begin transitioning from a southwest flow Sunday into the northwest flow Monday night into Tuesday.

It's too early to have any strong confidence regarding storm chances early next week. If the ridge is close enough, it will bring us dry weather. Typically, during this period of the year, the ridge remains slightly west and creates a favorable window for late night and early morning storm systems to move across the area from the northwest to southeast. We'll be fine tuning this part of the forecast in the next few days.

Outages Across Oklahoma:

Northeast Oklahoma has various power companies and electric co-operatives, many with overlapping areas of coverage. Below is a link to various outage maps.

PSO Outage Map

OG&E Outage Map

VVEC Outage Map

Indian Electric Cooperative (IEC) Outage Map

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives Outage Map - (Note Several Smaller Co-ops Included)

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