745 AM Oklahoma Weather Update (6/10/2011)

Early this morning…a line of thunderstorms was moving through eastern Kay County…and a more extensive line was moving across the Oklahoma City Metro area. At 740 am…the storms in central Oklahoma extended from Cushing to downtown Oklahoma City…and along Interstate 44 to Chickasha. With movement toward the east…these storms will bring brief periods of moderate rain and locally gusty winds up to 30 or 40 mph. Although they were formed by the low level jet interacting with a late evening outflow boundary…the early morning thunderstorms may persist as they move east…supported by an upper level trough that had begun to emerge from The Rockies. The arrival of this trough had also resulted in the southward push of a cold front through northwestern Oklahoma. At 740 am…the front extended from Freedom to Reydon. Behind the front…winds were north…with temperatures near 60 degrees and increasing low cloud cover. Ahead of the front…temperatures will warm into the lower 80s by 10 am. The cold front will become a focus of strong thunderstorm development later this afternoon.


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