9:15 AM Oklahoma Weather Update (5/1/2011)


Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move across parts of Oklahoma and North Texas through the morning hours. Some of the storms may become strong to severe in parts of southern Oklahoma and North Texas. Hail and gusty winds will be the main concern with these storms. Otherwise… hourly rainfall amounts of a tenth of an inch or less will occur with most of the activity. However… higher amounts will be possible with the thunderstorms. Although conditions at the surface were cool…an unstable Gulf air mass was in place above the ground. An upper level trough approaching from the west will provide lift for continued thunderstorm development. Elsewhere…widespread light rain and embedded thunder extended northward through most of Oklahoma…with more isolated rain in the northwest. Organized rain and thunder will continue through midday. Many locations will receive one tenth to one quarter inch of rain. Heavier amounts over one half inch are likely near the Red River. Breezy northeast winds will feel cool…with temperatures mainly in the 40s and 50s.

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