Eastern Oklahoma Under Tornado Watch Until 7 PM

May 27, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for eastern Oklahoma through 7 p.m. Thursday.

The tornado watch covers nearly two dozen counties, including the Tulsa metro area.

NWS Tulsa forecasts supercell potential from roughly 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with hazards including hail up to baseball size, wind gusts up to 65 mph and a few tornadoes.

Additional thunderstorms are possible for eastern Oklahoma overnight, with large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and flooding possible. There will be a decreased but continued low tornado threat.

People should have multiple ways to get weather warnings and information, such as local radio and TV, a cell phone, and weather radio. They should also have an emergency plan for various places they might be during storms, like home or work.