Saturday, May 26, 2012

Plains In for One, Two, Three Rounds of Severe Weather, Including Tornado Threat...

Below are the latest severe weather outlooks for today, Sunday and Monday, respectively, from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK:

In each case, severe thunderstorms are forecast within the yellow shaded areas on the indicated day.  Large hail, damaging wind gusts and tornadoes will be possible with severe storms each day this holiday weekend.

For this afternoon and evening, the risk of tornadoes is greatest within the brown shaded areas on the image below:

The risk of tornadoes will be even more pronounced on Sunday afternoon and evening, particularly within the red and black hatched areas on the image below.  Very large hail in excess of 2 inches in diameter is also possible in the same area:

If you live in these areas and have outdoor plans this weekend, please make sure to have a way to receive the latest severe weather information and warnings.  Be sure to identify your best sheltering option, especially when outdoors or in an unfamiliar area, and be prepared to go there quickly if threatening weather is observed or a warning is issued.

Please check the Severe Weather Homepage on our sister site, for additional updates.  The content of that page is under development, and you'll see upgrades throughout the weekend, including regional radar imagery and watch/warning information which will be up by the end of the day today!

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