A fast moving cold front is diminishing the tornado threat across the Western Oklahoma regions this evening, but conditions remain favorable in Central and Eastern Oklahoma, and points along the Red River Valley.
A cold front moving through Western Oklahoma at this time is moving through very quickly. This should be into the Oklahoma City area within the next couple of hours, dropping the temperatures 20 degrees as it does so. It will then pass into the Tulsa zones by midnight tonight, local time.
Temperatures tonight in Oklahoma City will be below freezing! This shows the contrast of the cold front with the warm air to the east and the freezing air to the west.
TWS Tornado Watch 003 remains in effect through tonight as storms forming ahead of the cold front will still be likely. However, most of the storms will form behind it, which means more of a wind/hail threat than tornado for those areas. TWS Tornado Watch 003 was a low risk tornado watch, and stated as such that no violent outbreak would be expected today.
Furthermore, the article from several days ago suggested that news outlets were hyping the storm system up and that numbers here at TheWeatherSpace.com indicated no violent tornado outbreak. So far this seems to be the correct call … but if you are in Central to Eastern Oklahoma, please be advised you are still under TWS Tornado Watch 003To e-mail the CEO and Senior Meteorologist of TheWeatherSpace.com, use admin@TheWeatherSpace.com
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