8 PM CT Oklahoma Weather Update (9/3/2011)


A strong cold front located across northwest Oklahoma this evening will continue to move slowly southeast overnight. Very strong north winds, along with much cooler temperatures and a chance of rain, will be associated with the frontal passage. Wind speeds behind the front will be between 20 and 30 mph with higher gusts.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will also be possible along and just ahead of the front. Some of the stronger storms may be capable of producing small hail and damaging wind gusts. Through 9 PM, the strongest activity will generally be located in an area from near Erick and Elk City to Clinton, Fairview and Medford.

Meanwhile, the cold front, located from near Durham to Waynoka and Cherokee at 745 PM, is expected to begin to move more quickly toward the southeast this evening. The front should reach a line from Lawton to the Oklahoma City Metro area around midnight.

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