Severe Storms, Tornadoes Possible Across Oklahoma

Apr 17, 2013

Forecasters say Oklahoma is at a moderate risk for severe weather as a storm system moves through the state.

Severe storms are likely for parts of Oklahoma Wednesday.
Credit Storm Prediction Center

The term "moderate" as used by the National Weather Service means the area is likely to see some severe storms. Forecasters say the scattered to numerous thunderstorms expected between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday in Oklahoma.

The region under a moderate risk for severe weather includes the Oklahoma City area, Enid, Ponca City, Stillwater, Ada, Ardmore and Durant. Northwest Oklahoma is under a slight risk for severe weather.

Forecasters say supercells could develop in the area, creating tornadoes. Baseball-sized hail is also possible with the storms along with winds of up to 70 m.p.h

After the system moves through, unseasonably cold weather is expected. A freeze watch is in place until late Thursday morning for counties in the Panhandle.

American Red Cross tornado information and app.