I am monitoring what could very well be OKC’s first severe weather day of 2014. It’s looking like a textbook dryline setup Thursday. The dryline will set up in western Oklahoma with it marching east toward the I35 corridor. Behind it, a extremely high wildfire threat will exist. To the east of it, a severe weather threat will exist. Best chance of severe weather will be east of US 183 or east of an Alva to Seiling to Hobart to Vernon, TX line.
Main threats will be damaging winds, large hail and there is a low end tornado threat too. Areas that could be impacted include OKC, Ponca City, Enid, Stillwater, Lawton, Norman, Shawnee, Ardmore, Pauls Valley, Tulsa, Muskogee, Bartlesville and McAlester. I am monitoring how all this will come together and will post updates throughout the week.