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Tornado outbreak predicted in Kansas, Oklahoma

Tornado outbreak predicted in Kansas, Oklahoma

There is an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms in parts of Oklahoma and Texas today and tonight.

An outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes is possible across parts of central and southern Kansas late this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

If a tornado warning is issued, residents should quickly seek shelter in the lowest level of their homes and move away from doors and windows. This can change with little notice, so continue to monitor the weather closely through the evening. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

May in Oklahoma means insane allergies and a busy weather pattern with storm chances nearly every week.

Expect storm development to start with isolated to scattered thunderstorms along the dryline in western Texas and Oklahoma then move to the east. The watch is in place until 11 p.m. tonight. Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are.

The greatest chance for tornadoes will occur Thursday afternoon and evening in far northwestern Oklahoma.

Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms.

Timing out spotty shower development today on WBRC FOX6 News at Noon. By the time the cold front makes it to Northern Alabama it will likely have weakened, while the best forcing will be located to the north.

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The big weather story is the continued rounds of storms through Saturday. The greatest threat will be across our western counties approaching the I-35 corridor this afternoon and evening. Damaging winds and large hail would be the main threats. Isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out.

We'll be updating this post throughout the day with the latest severe weather information.

Cities in the highest risk category include Enid, Woodward and Wichita, Kansas. The storm also brought numerous reports of large hail and strong winds. That's right, it's looking like we wrap the month of May with "below average" temperatures. There is also potential for damaging winds and hail.

Is rain guaranteed Thursday? . Heavy winds and hail are expected as well.

How big will the hail be? .

The Twin Cities station of the National Weather Service tweeted a photo of large hailstones that fell in the town of Barron, with the largest 3 inches in diameter.

Will there be tornadoes? .


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