Published: Thu, April 18, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Storms expected in Oklahoma City Wednesday

Storms expected in Oklahoma City Wednesday

EASTER WEEKEND: The weather looks nice over the weekend, with highs around 70° Saturday and in the upper 70s Easter Sunday under sunny skies.

Strong wind gusts over 60 miles per hour remain the primary risk from the potential severe storms. As far as thunderstorm outlooks go, the is essentially "level 2 of 5" for severe weather concerns, although they have been known to be conservative in the extended range.

FRIDAY: The weather will be much cooler behind the front.

Be sure to have a reliable way to get warnings during the night (when you may be asleep) - and keep in mind to not rely on outdoor sirens to wake you. If you must travel, make sure to check the weather conditions, watches, warnings and advisories before venturing out the door.

The storms are expected to reach Alabama in the form of a squall line ahead of the actual cold front.

WHERE: The best chance for severe weather will be across the Hill Country.

The hail threat is highest tonight just off to our west (the "hatched" area seen in the graphic above).

Numerous parameters for severe weather will be in place - except moisture.

The storms are expected to move out of the area overnight into Thursday morning.

The storms will barrel into the East Coast by Friday, unleashing tornadoes, damaging winds and hail along the way, from the Texas Panhandle to the coast of the Carolinas.

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