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Severe storms possible today and overnight

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The National Weather Service in Norman, Okla., is warning of possible strong thunderstorms this afternoon and in the overnight hours.

The NWS has predicted 50 percent chance of storms in Clay County this afternoon, increasing to 90 percent tonight. There is a 30 percent chance of storms Tuesday.

According to the NWS web site, there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms through tonight across much of Oklahoma and all of western North Texas. Severe weather is most likely to occur this afternoon or evening. The most likely time for severe storms is from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The storms could produce hail as large as two inches in diameter, straight-line winds and tornadoes.

At 1:10 p.m., the NWS Storm Prediction Center at Norman issued a tornado watch for areas west of hear, including Wichita and Archer Counties, until 9 p.m.

 

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