Saturday, September 17, 2011

Severe Weather Update - Tulsa Metro Area; Threat Shifting to Heavy Rainfall

The threat of damaging winds has shifted Southeast of the immediate Tulsa area as of this post. Additional thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are located West of the city and are moving Eastward, which will result in additional periods of locally heavy rainfall for the next couple of hours.

Radar estimates indicate that 1.0-1.5 inches of rain has fallen with the present thunderstorm activity in the Tulsa area so far.  Additional localized rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible with heavier storms that move in from the West later this evening and early tonight.

Dangerous cloud to ground lightning will also continue a threat as the activity moves through the region for the next couple of hours.

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