Severe weather threat targets Tulsa area Saturday afternoon, evening

The Tulsa metropolitan area will see heavy rain, with the possibility of damaging hail and high winds Saturday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service and News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer.

The storms will arrive in the late afternoon or early evening, perhaps as early as 5:00 p.m. but more likely around 6:00 p.m., Meyer tells KRMG.

NWS storm prediction maps show Tulsa in the middle of a zone of predicted severe weather which stretches from northeastern Mexico to Wisconsin.

The rain chances in Tulsa area range from 90 percent to 100 percent, with damaging winds of up to 70 miles per hour and 1/2″ diameter hail possible.

Meyer says there’s even a small chance of tornadoes associated with the system.

He explains that fall brings conditions that can erupt into violent storms as the transition from warm air to colder air occurs, a similar scenario to the Spring storm season, when the transition is from cold to warm air.

KRMG’s Storm Center will activate at the first sign of severe weather, and will have constant updates on AM 740 and FM 102.3.

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