SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH vs. WARNING?
Hail – 2.75-inch hail in Butler County near Octavia; 1.25-inch in Dodge County in North Bend; 1.5-inch in Burt County near Craig; 1-inch in Jefferson County near Fairbury in Nebraska. Some left-over showers and storms from overnight will move through central NY.
Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in Wyandotte County, mainly before 11 p.m., according to the weather service.
Concerns over severe weather will persist into Thursday, when the SPC places the southern half of the state in the enhanced risk category. Affected communities include Woodward, Enid, Clinton and Weatherford.
Some of yesterday’s storms may continue for some communities through early morning Thursday, but the bigger threat is certainly east of Lawrence to Kansas City later today as most instability, the upper jet and front all slide in that direction. Tornadoes are also possible Thursday morning along the Texas-Oklahoma border.
A line of thunderstorms is approaching DFW from the west.
Parts of the Northeast may see some scattered thunderstorms as a corridor develops stretching from eastern MI to upstate NY.
A 200-year-old tree was also knocked over due to damaging winds in Raytown.
Thursday night – A chance of showers and thunderstorms with a low around 50.
The Tuesday evening tornado was caught on video near Buffalo in Harper County in far northwestern Oklahoma.
“As of right now we are counting it as a tornado”, said National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith. I’ll have a better read on timing and location of potential severe weather as we get closer to the events.
This year is the latest start to tornado season in Oklahoma since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began keeping records on severe storms.
Some storms could be severe, carrying the possibility of large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and heavy rainfall. Wednesday evening for the latest weather details.
Hail up the size of tennis balls will be possible, as well as winds up to 80 miles per hour.
The weather pattern will be a bit more active to wrap up the work week. The watch includes almost all of eastern Oklahoma.