Source: Mary Jones, OEP Director
A cold front will begin pushing into the region from the northwest this evening. Showers and thunderstorms will develop along and ahead of the front as it progresses through the area. A Marginal Risk for strong to severe storms is in place for the our entire forecast area.
Timing and Overview:
Initial showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop across portions of southwest Oklahoma around 6:00-7:00 pm today and spread southeastward across portions of east Texas, southwest Arkansas and northwest Louisiana. Thunderstorms along the cold front will begin pushing into southwest Oklahoma around midnight. The line of thunderstorms will then progress southeastward through the area through the night before clearing the area early Wednesday morning.
Damaging winds along the line of thunderstorms appear to be the primary threat through the night, however, an isolated tornado or two will be possible as well. While chances for severe weather are not that high, the best chance for strong to severe thunderstorms will be for areas along and north of I-20.