Severe storms likely Tuesday, hail biggest threat

Severe storms likely Tuesday, hail biggest threat

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –The SkyWARN 7 weather team is getting ready for isolated severe storms Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The storms will likely form around I-44 after 3 p.m. and quickly move northeast. The main threat from the storms include large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.

Counties along and east of I-44 are under a moderate risk for storms, a four out of five. The area between I-44 and Highway 183 is under an enhanced risk, a three out of five, and the counties to the west of Highway 183 are under a marginal and slight risk, a 1 and 2 out of 5.

The best chance to see significant severe weather is between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday. Up to baseball sized hail is the biggest threat from the storms with 80 mph gusts right behind it. The tornado risk is at a medium, the highest so far for this season. Flooding is a relatively low risk.

Wednesday and Thursday should be fairly quiet with the possibility of more storms on Friday.

Stay Weather Aware

This is the most significant threat of the season so far. Make sure you're talking about your severe weather plan with your family. It's best to have multiple ways to get weather information: mobile devices, weather radios or TV.

Download the SkyWARN 7 weather app. Weather cut-ins and long-term weather coverage will be live streamed on and through the SkyWARN 7 and 7News apps. You can download the apps here.

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