Large hail, "severe" thunderstorms, flash flooding, and even possibly a tornado could blast us into a Kansas-style whirlwind of potential calamities for the p.m. commute, forecasters warn.
Ahead of these storms, the National Weather Service issued several weather alerts.
The heaviest rain will fall between 4 and 9 p.m., the weather service said.
Our forecast remains messy (unsettled) for the next few days with storm chances for some, but not all locations across eastern Oklahoma.
The storms could bring damaging wind gusts of around 60 miles per hour and bring down trees and power lines. Although the tornado threat is low, it is not zero.
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Ms Ricketts told residents to "charge phones" in the event of power outages as the horrifying weather continues its onslaught.
Sheds were damaged near Cassoday in Butler County, but Schminke said that was caused by strong winds and not a tornado. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.
Make sure station alerts are on, then click weather alert types. With the high winds and lightning that could occur, he advised people to be prepared. Make sure you have a way to receive any warnings that may be issued, either through a weather radio or your WHSV Weather app.
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Good afternoon! We are gearing up our severe weather operations for later this afternoon. Here's what you need to know. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of about 56.