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Severe Thunderstorms with Tornadoes and Heavy Rain Threat shifts East for Tuesday

Severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop from the mid-Mississippi River Valley south into the ArkLaTex on Tuesday. These storms can bring large hail, damaging winds, a few tornadoes and flash flooding. Residents should heed any warnings issued and follow local forecast office social media pages for updates. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Mon, May. 20, 2019 at 10:54:21 pm CDT

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Flash flooding threat increasing across southwest Oklahoma into central Oklahoma through midnight. Heavy rains may lead to flash flooding. Stay off of flooded roadways.
A risk for severe storms will continue over much of western north Texas, southern and central Oklahoma. Main threats will be flooding and damaging winds. Hail and tornadoes may also be possible.
Tornadoes will be possible with any storms that form south of the front. Later tonight, a line of storms is expected to move west to east across north Texas, southern Oklahoma and central Oklahoma. These storms will have the potential for brief tornadoes.
Timing of tonight's storms is complex. Two rounds of storms are expected. The first is a line stretching from southwest Oklahoma to northeast Oklahoma and will last through about 2am. The main threat with these storms will be flash flooding, along with hail to the size of golfballs and damaging winds. Additionally, isolated storms may form south of the front with the potential for tornadoes.
A line of storms is expected to develop in the Texas panhandle overnight and move eastward through much of Oklahoma and north Texas. Main threats are flooding and damaging winds, along with hail and tornadoes.
An already-wet ground and torrential rain expected from numerous thunderstorms tonight will lead to a high risk of flooding in parts of central, western central, and north central Oklahoma, with somewhat lower risks elsewhere.
Storms are likely to be occurring already early Tuesday morning, mainly near/east of I-35. These storms may produce strong winds, especially as they move farther east late in the morning across southeast Oklahoma.
As another storm system affects the Plains on Thursday, the risk of severe weather will increase yet again. By afternoon, a few storms with large hail and damaging winds will be likely, along with a possibility of tornadoes. The overall severe weather risk should diminish gradually Thursday night.

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