Severe weather brings tornado threat to Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
A Tornado Watch is in effect for central Oklahoma through 10 p.m. this evening. Severe thunderstorms are possible through central Oklahoma until 11 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorms are currently moving across central Oklahoma and will continue throughout the evening. Greatest threat continues to be in western and southwestern Oklahoma with thunderstorms quickly moving northeast at 30-40 mph. Threats include very large hail, winds in excess of 80 mph and tornadoes. Baseball size hail has been reported and many have seen strong wind gusts, a few unverified tornadoes have been reported as well.
Storms will merge into a very strong line of thunderstorms this evening and overnight with very strong winds the primary threat as the move through Oklahoma City. Winds could gust in excess of 70 mph with the line of storms and a brief, weak tornado could very quickly spin up as the line solidifies.
The line of storms is expected through the Oklahoma City Metro between 7-9 p.m. with rain tapering off behind the front.