A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was recently issued for much of central & eastern Oklahoma, including both the Oklahoma City & Tulsa metro areas. It is valid until 7pm CDT.
A line of strong thunderstorms (which originated over the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle region early this morning) continues to gather strength over central and southwest Oklahoma. It is moving Eastward while the individual storms within the complex are moving Northeast.
Large hail and damaging winds will be the greatest threats with this activity, although an isolated tornado also cannot be ruled out, particularly with any thunderstorm that manages to develop ahead of the main system or separate itself from the remainder of the main system.
Based on the current movement of the main thunderstorm area over central Oklahoma, it would reach the Oklahoma City Metro area during the next one to two hours, and the Tulsa Metro area between 5 and 7 pm this evening.
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms may also develop out ahead of the main system over eastern Oklahoma as the atmosphere heats up and destabilizes this afternoon. Any such development would also carry the same severe weather threats as noted above.