Severe Storms And Heavy Rain Headed To Oklahoma
It's shaping up to be a wet week in Oklahoma! Rain will begin to move in this evening and looks like it will be staying around through Friday, April 28.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, widespread rain will move into Oklahoma this evening (Monday, April 24) but won't start until late. As we move through the week, Tuesday has a 70-100 percent chance of rain with severe storms and heavy rain possible. Wednesday has less of chance of rain compared to Tuesday, but there's still a high chance we'll see rain as there's a 50-90 percent chance of severe storms and heavy rain.
Rain will continue through Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but with lower chances compared to early in the week. A cold front will move through Friday, so we'll see another slight drop in temperatures, but it looks like we'll warm back up Sunday.
Flood potential is possible with heavy rain in the forecast.
With multiple rounds of heavy rain possible Tuesday and Wednesday, some areas will have slight to marginal flash flood risk. Various areas in Oklahoma are predicted to receive anywhere from 1 inch to 4 inches. Also, some of the possible thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday could bring large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
Stay weather aware!
As always, especially during the spring time, if there's thunderstorms in the forecast, it's best to stay weather aware! These are just predictions; weather can change quickly. You never know when a tornado outbreak can happen! Various areas of Oklahoma saw several tornadoes last week after severe thunderstorms were predicted earlier that day. You can stay weather aware by following the National Weather Service in Norman on Facebook and Twitter.