*The cold front that pushed through the area yesterday will move back as a warm front bringing moisture with it throughout the day. Thunderstorms will develop out west again this evening and move our way as another front is expected to push through the area overnight too. This will bring us another chance for severe weather with hail and winds as the main threats. NOTE- the tornado threat tonight is very low but at this time of the year, it is never really zero. If conditions are just right, they could happen anywhere.

*That said, I was asked what determines a severe storm: 58mph winds, quarter size hail, and of course, tornadoes. Any one of these alone denotes severe parameters. Hope this answers those questions.

*Last Saturday, we had 27 tornadoes in the NWS/NORMAN WARNING AREA. See graphic attached. I will put a link to the info with it here- https://www.weather.gov/oun/events-20240427  There is a lot of good information at this link so check it out. It was a rough day for everyone. Hang there folks, May is just getting started.

*OVERALL, WE’LL BE OK so here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;

Today- Mostly cloudy this morning, then partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast this afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight- Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 60. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

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