Saturday, June 1, 2019

June Begins With a Risk of More Severe Storms; Watches Possible

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma has issued their storm outlook for the remainder of today in our area.

Here's the Severe Weather Threat Risk for today, Saturday, June 1, 2019:

Most of the area is divided into two sectors.  The first, the eastern part of our area (in green) is in the MARGINAL RISK (1) area.  Whereas the western part of our area (in yellow) is in the SLIGHT RISK (2) area.

Folks in the MARGINAL RISK (1) are likely to scattered strong thunderstorms with a few being severe as the main line of activity moves in from the west.  The timing for this area should be mid-evening through the early overnight, so mainly 9p-3a.

For everyone in the yellow area, the SLIGHT RISK (2), a watch or two is likely later today, should be a *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* for some counties from the mid to late afternoon through mid-evening.  Timing should be 3p-9p.  Numerous severe thunderstorms are likely during the watch with large hail and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts the main problem although a very isolated tornado is not out of the question, so listen to warnings carefully.

The morning and early afternoon should be pleasant be rather warm for early June.

Have a great day and stay tuned for updates, including outlooks, watches and warnings.

Be sure to keep an eye on the flood threat as well over the next three days; you can see that by clicking this sentence.

Meteorologist Bryan Rupp