Another round of severe weather Thursday

While much of the Great Plains is dealing with unsafe severe storms, San Antonio is awaiting its best chance for rain.

Cars drive down Kansas Avenue during a rain storm last spring.

A slight risk of severe weather is in place this afternoon and evening, with large hail, strong winds, and heavy rain the primary threats. The most likely scenario is for early morning storms to vacate the region by midday with some recovery likely for a narrow area of far eastern Oklahoma.

Across the central USA, heavy rain, lightning and strong winds tore through homes and knocked down power lines.

Thunderstorms will continue into Thursday in central and southern Oklahoma, and they could potentially be severe. "Hail up to 1" in diameter and up to 60 miles per hour wind gusts will be possible. Once the storms morph into broken line segments, our wind risk increases. A Marginal Risk suggests severe weather is expected to be isolated and not widespread.

Saturday night, the low will be around 57 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

There is a 60% chance of showers and storms along and south of I-80 between 5-10pm tonight.

GPM's 3-D radar (DPR Ku Band) data obtained a view looking toward the northeast, and showed the 3-D structure of precipitation within those early morning storms. Thanks to ongoing rain, clouds, and cooler temperatures the atmosphere hasn't had time to recover from the overnight rain and storms we did see in the area.

Residents on social media reported power flashes in Norman and a possible tornado touched down near I-240 and Bryant Avenue, but a weather service meteorologist couldn't confirm any tornadoes as of 9 p.m. The rain threat will be highest for the northern half of the area Thursday night through much of Friday.

  • Leroy Wright