Information provided by OEP Director Mary Jones
Strong to possibly severe thunderstorms will develop and spread southeast this afternoon across extreme Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, much of Northeast Texas, and portions of North Louisiana.
Timing and Overview:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms have developed this morning over Southern Oklahoma, and will eventually spread east southeast across Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, much of Northeast Texas, and portions of North Louisiana this afternoon during peak heating. As temperatures climb into the mid and upper 90s this afternoon, these storms should strengthen and possibly become severe, with damaging winds and brief heavy rainfall possible.
These storms should diminish this evening with the loss of heating, but additional redevelopment is possible late tonight over Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, and possibly extreme Northwest Louisiana. The storms that do develop tonight should not be severe, although brief heavy rainfall is possible. Much needed rainfall will continue across the drought stricken areas through at least the first half of the weekend.
Four State Impacts:
Impacts: Damaging winds, brief heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning will be possible in the stronger storms.