A prelude to what's expected to be another stormy evening in the Sooner state has started with the issuing of a tornado watch that includes the Texas Panhandle and one county in far southwestern Oklahoma.
Harmon County is the lone Oklahoma County included in the watch, which runs through 9 p.m. Already, severe thunderstorms had developed in the Texas Panhandle. Those storms were moving to the east.
A severe thunderstorm watch has also been issued just to our north for all of central and western Kansas.
For northeastern Oklahoma, our storms are expected to begin in western Kansas and northwestern Oklahoma later this afternoon and move into eastern Oklahoma late Wednesday night.
The primary threat from the storms will be from large hail and straight-line winds, but the potential for tornadoes will also be possible as well.
After the storms move into western Arkansas, expect much cooler conditions for Thursday and Friday with highs only in the mid 70s. Slight chances of showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the weekend before temperatures rebound into the upper 80s early next week.
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