The National Weather Service Prediction Center in Norman, OK is forecasting the development of a few strong tornadoes and also scattered to widespread damaging winds and large hail over parts of the Southern Plains and Arklatex this afternoon and tonight.
The areas most likely to experience this activity include…
Far Southeast Oklahoma
North-Central and Northeast Texas
Elsewhere…severe storms are also possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Lower Great Lakes and Northeast.
For the Arkansas River Valley region, a slight chance of severe weather remains, while a more moderate chance moves to the south. An ongoing cluster of severe storms across South Oklahoma into Northwest Texas will develop east/southeastward across most of North-Central and North Texas through the afternoon. This activity will expand in coverage and should take on a linear/bowing shape, possibly accelerating as it reaches the Arklatex area in the early evening. A volatile combination of ingredients may yield a substantial severe weather threat for potentially widespread and destructive damaging winds, large hail, and a few strong tornadoes.
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