Some Destruction Is Inflicted by Hail and Strong Winds in Eastern Oklahoma
At 50 to 60 mph, the storm line was moving east, according to the National Weather Service. Power outages and hail damage were reported in many regions. At least some damage was seen in Chickasha, anticipated to find additional damage when dawn breaks.
A Tornado Watch continues in action until 1:00 a.m. for the counties of Adair, Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, and Sequoyah until little before 10 p.m. on Monday. According to accounts, at least four tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma on Monday, but the National Weather Service is currently researching those claims.
David Payne, Bob Mills, and Jim Gardner of SkyNews 9 followed a rope tornado near Omega, Mississippi.
By midday, the morning storms will begin to dissipate, and temperatures will rise into the mid-70s with gusty south winds and a largely overcast sky. Monday afternoon and night could see severe weather as another storm system moves through the area. In the early stages of development, all types of severe weather, including supercell storms, will be probable, followed later this evening by a complex or line of storms heading southeast.
On the eastern side of Oklahoma, storms that formed in west Texas overnight are still heading east this morning and have already affected parts of eastern OK. Morning instability is low, but moisture is moving northward, and it’s making its way into our region. Only a few powerful storms are expected, with nickel hail and high gusts the primary threats. This movement eastward is expected to continue this morning, providing a break by lunchtime or early afternoon at the latest. The development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early tonight is dependent on the remainder of today’s timeframe. Due to ample recovery time from this morning’s storms, surface instability will likely grow later this afternoon if enough solar insolation happens. Central Plains will be hit by an upper-level storm system tonight, which is now above the Rockies. A cold front is expected to move over central Kansas, establishing a surface dry line close or slightly west of I-35. A weaker CAP is forecast today afternoon and early evening compared to last Friday’s big CAP, which prevented storms from forming. The I-35 corridor in north central Oklahoma is expected to see a few supercells early this evening, which could lead to huge hail, severe winds, and tornadoes. For a brief period of time before diminishing as they depart far southeast Oklahoma about 1 a.m., storms are more likely to form along the boundary of the cold front as it approaches the area in the early evening. Straight-line destructive winds will be a hazard for a few hours. Tuesday is a beautiful day, with afternoon highs in the mid 60s and lower 70s, before another major storm system with extra severe weather chances arrives on Wednesday. When this system moves out of here on Thursday morning, we should expect some nice weather for the next few days, including the weekend.