Not only this, the severe weather conditions may even lead to squally winds over some areas until the first half of the next week.
Golf-ball size hail is possible as the storm moves through the warning area, officials said.
Summer is just around the corner and with it comes severe weather. It was near Plainview in Yell County at 9:55 a.m. A west northwest wind will be 7 to 10 miles per hour.
A cold front stretching diagonally from Fort Smith to Eureka Springs is passing through the state, meteorologist Sean Clarke said Wednesday morning. "That feature along with the cold front is what is going to produce these strong storms". But at this point it does appear that south central and east central Oklahoma will have the higher opportunity for flooding potential. An isolated tornado can not be ruled out. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 7 inches will be possible including some locally heavier amounts. Daytime highs climbed into the mid to upper 80s.
The active weather pattern will persist beyond tonight, giving everyone on and off chance of showers and storms through the work week into the weekend, according to the weather service.
Tornado warnings have been posted in western Arkansas as the storm sweeps through. The Magnolia Parking Deck storm shelter is able to take pets with their owners. There is another change of storms across Oklahoma on Friday afternoon through Saturday. All severe weather threats will be on the table including a chance for some localized flooding as two to four inches of rain will be possible. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of east Alabama under a marginal risk of severe storms for today.
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