Weather Blog: Heavy rain chances for today

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Thunderstorm complex has reached Highway 75 in northeast Oklahoma early this morning and will continue to progress east across the area this morning before exiting the region by early afternoon.

The severe threat is diminishing and would not expect an organized threat of severe weather with this line after 5 a.m. Still can`t rule out some strong wind gusts with the leading edge.

Heavy rain will become a greater concern this morning with some areas possibly seeing around two inches of rain, mainly to the south and east of Interstate 44. This could lead to flooding of low lying areas.

This morning thunderstorm complex will serve to complicate the forecast for later this afternoon and into the overnight hours as it has worked over the airmass in place across the region.
However, more showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this evening along an approaching cold front that will move through the area tonight into Thursday morning.

We will also see additional elevated showers and thunderstorms develop in advance of the frontal boundary as the low-level jet strengthens tonight. Some of these storms may have the potential to be strong to severe with large hail and strong gusty winds the main concern.

The chances of showers and thunderstorms will linger behind the cold front on Thursday as a mid-level shortwave traverses the area.

Temperatures will be noticeably colder behind the front with below normal temperatures expected to linger right through the weekend.

The next chance of showers and a few thunderstorms will come Friday night into Saturday night as a southwesterly flow aloft becomes briefly established before a northern stream trof sweeps through the area.

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