*Showers and a few embedded thunderstorms have formed in western Oklahoma and are slowly moving NNE. At the time of this typing they are located south of Arnett towards Carnegie. Nothing severe right now but we are in a GENERAL RISK for severe weather today. The risk is 20% but we’ll keep an eye out and go from there. Take an umbrella to work, just in case.

** Download our GARFIELD COUNTY EM app and a lot of your planning can come from this. NWS warnings and advisories will automatically come through our app, IN DETAIL! It is a great tool to have and it costs YOU, nothing. The paragraph below, I posted yesterday. Here it is again.

*We have entered into the month where our likelihood of having severe weather is highest. The gulf opens up, the fronts push in along with the storm systems out west pushing through, development of the dryline which is a focal point of forcing and the cap being strong but likely to be overcome by the instability of these factors coming together. NOW is the time to be PREPARED so you know what you will be doing when severe weather occurs. DON’T WAIT TO MAKE A PLAN on storm days. Emotional planning can also make for mistakes. SIT DOWN AND THINK THIS THROUGH ON A NICE DAY SO YOU HAVE THAT MENTAL IDEA FOR THOSE ROUGH DAYS THAT WILL OCCUR.

*Overall, we’ll be ok so here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;

Today- Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south this afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tonight- Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.