The Storm Prediction Center has issued at least a slightly higher than average chance for widespread severe thunderstorms in some part of the country through Sunday. A warm front will lift northward with good dynamics to fire up a few stronger storms.
This is the severe weather outlook for Sunday. During the same time frame, violent storm effects could also be observed over areas of Southeast Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. The weather service said all modes of severe weather will be possible with that system as it moves into the state Sunday afternoon or evening.
The region of greatest concern for severe weather (and especially tornadoes) will be along and east of Hwy 67 in Missouri up into metro St. Louis, especially metro east and then along and southeast of I-55 in IL.
Rain and wind are expected to hit the area around 6 p.m.
Violent storms will be observed over the areas of Northwest Texas and West central Oklahoma during the late evening hours of Friday.
Isolated showers are predicted Wednesday morning in Houston, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Updated 11 p.m. Tuesday: The Public Service Company of Oklahoma's online outage map shows 567 customer outages in Tulsa as a severe storm moves through. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 7 inches will be possible including some locally heavier amounts.
Rain likely by Tuesday night through Thursday with totals in some spots picking up over an inch!
"Primary severe threats are very large hail and damaging wind gusts".
The weather service predicts more significant severe and heavy rain to return Friday and Saturday.
Winds will be powerful out of the north at around 20 to 25 miles per hour.
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