Severe thunderstorms are possible across much of Oklahoma and northern Texas this afternoon–continuing through the overnight hours. Many of the local lakes and camping areas are packed with people celebrating the holiday, so it will be important to remain alert throughout the rest of today. The region was heavily impacted by severe storms yesterday. Wind damage was common across Oklahoma and northern Texas. Here is a look at the severe weather reports from yesterday.
Storm Reports From Yesterday (Storm Prediction Center: SPC)
These same areas will see severe thunderstorms again this evening. The SPC has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for much of Oklahoma and northwestern Texas. There is even an enhanced risk for much of western Oklahoma and far northwestern Texas.
SPC Thunderstorm Outlook For Today-Overnight
The main threat is damaging wind. This threat will be enhanced as a thunderstorm complex evolves and rapidly advances southward. Winds associated with this thunderstorm complex may exceed 70mph. A secondary threat is large hail. This is why the SPC has a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 11:00PM CDT.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Place (SPC)
It is possible this watch may be extended further southeast with time. Latest high-resolution short-range models are showing the thunderstorm complex that is currently developing in northwestern Oklahoma will advance through most of Oklahoma and northern Texas.
Future Radar Early Morning (3km NAM)
Please remain alert if you’re camping tonight. Damaging wind is not the only threat. Frequent cloud to ground lighting and flash flooding is possible for all of Oklahoma and northern Texas.