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Lingering Heavy Rain Threat Along the Central Gulf Coast; Rain in the Pacific Northwest; Critical Fire Weather

Locally heavy rainfall may bring flash flooding along the central Gulf Coast today and Saturday from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain with the arrival of cooler temperatures to the Northwest through the weekend. Widespread critical fire weather due to dry, gusty winds is forecast from the Great Basin into the northern Plains. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Fri, Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:40:12 pm CDT

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There is a marginal risk for short-lived strong to severe storms late this afternoon and evening across portions of western Oklahoma. The most likely time for severe weather impacts are expected between 5 PM and 10 PM.
There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon across northern and western Oklahoma.
Showers and storms will remain possible this evening and overnight across much of western Oklahoma and portions of western north Texas.
Strong cold front coming through on Tuesday, bringing rain chances across portions of central Oklahoma as well as more widespread seasonably cooler and mild mid-week temperatures. Gradual warmup to more seasonably average temperatures by late week.
Temperatures will increase for the weekend, but then a big cool down is expected beginning Tuesday next week.
The Fire Danger will be elevated next week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons across portions of western Oklahoma.

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CDT)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Oklahoma City, OK13:52Mostly Clear10896443SE 1091 [HI]30.04
Stillwater, OK13:53Mostly Clear10926439E 794 [HI]30.04
Lawton, OK13:53Clear10916542ESE 993 [HI]30.00
Wichita Falls, TX13:52Mostly Clear10936539ESE 995 [HI]29.98
Ponca City, OK13:53Clear10916440SSE 1093 [HI]30.05
Enid, OK13:56Clear10916541ESE 993 [HI]30.03
Alva, OK14:35Partly Cloudy10896240ESE 9G15-30.03
Woodward, OK14:30Clear10916036SE 15G2191 [HI]30.06
Gage, OK13:53Clear10936235SSE 16G2494 [HI]30.03
Watonga, OK14:35Partly Cloudy10926338ESE 1293 [HI]30.05
Clinton, OK13:53Clear10906138SSE 13G21-30.03
Weatherford, OK14:35Clear10916238SE 891 [HI]30.02
Hobart, OK13:53Clear10936134SE 10G1893 [HI]30.01
Altus, OK14:35Haze4956132ESE 9G1895 [HI]30.00
Frederick, OK13:53Clear10946336SSE 13G1795 [HI]29.96
Ardmore, OK13:50Partly Cloudy10876648S 6-30.01
Ada, OK14:35Partly Cloudy10876445E 8-30.04
Shawnee, OK14:35Mostly Cloudy10885937CALM-30.03

Local Weather History For September 17th...
Scattered thunderstorms developed over western and northern Oklahoma
on this date in 2011. Many of the storms interacted with each other
and moved northeast into southern Kansas as a complex producing large
hail and very heavy rain. One storm, a supercell, remained discrete
and moved east and slightly southeast over far northern Oklahoma.
This maximized low-level wind shear to produce three brief tornadoes
over open country near Wakita, in Grant county.

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