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After storms swept the Tulsa area Wednesday morning, no flooding or tornadoes were reported in the vicinity.

Mike Lacy, lead meterologist at the National Weather Service in Tulsa, says southeast Oklahoma is under a flood watch until Thursday evening but that likely won’t impact Tulsa.

Thursday night could be interesting for the city, however.

“Maybe another round of showers and storms: the third and final system of this pretty active pattern,” said Lacy.

More severe weather possible Wednesday morning

Oct 12, 2021
National Weather Service Tulsa

Storms are possible Tuesday evening, and early Wednesday morning will carry a chance for severe weather. Karen Hatfield, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Tulsa, says a line of thunderstorms will move in from the west between midnight and sunrise Wednesday. 


“It’s probably going to be decreasing in intensity. While there’s not a zero chance of severe weather, it’s not going to be as great as what we saw on Sunday,” said Hatfield.


Commuters should be cautious Wednesday morning.


National Weather Service

Much of northeast Oklahoma was under an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Monday, and it’s just the start of a week of potentially dangerous heat.

The National Weather Service said additional heat advisories and warnings are likely as summer heat and humidity linger over the area.

Heat index values will be above 100 in many areas Tuesday to Thursday, with some locations across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas reaching 112 degrees.

Tulsa Weather Coalition

A local nonprofit is reminding Tulsa County residents without air conditioning that they may be eligibile to receive a free window unit to help cool their homes.

The Tulsa Weather Coalition, an initiative of the Community Service Council, is accepting applications for the program, which was launched in 1980 following a summer of many heat-related deaths.

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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.

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The National Weather Service in Tulsa says severe storms are possible across northeast Oklahoma from late Monday afternoon until early Tuesday morning.

Baseball- to softball-size hail, damaging winds up to 70 mph, and tornadoes are all possible, with chances for those hazards increasing as storms move south and east.

According to a NWS briefing, locations along and northwest of I-44 will likely remain behind a cold front over the region, limiting severe weather potential there. 

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will slowly move across northeastern Oklahoma through Thursday.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are likely, with up to 6 inches in some spots possible, according to the National Weather Service. A flood watch is in effect Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Creeks and flood-prone urban areas are most likely to be affected.

The threat of severe weather is low. Some severe storms bringing hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible Tuesday night.

The higher severe weather risk is in southwest and central Oklahoma.

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Be prepared for severe weather across Green Country overnight Friday.

The National Weather Service expects a line of storms to roll through overnight starting around 8 p.m. The greatest threat for severe storms will be in a bowing line mainly south of I-40, but at least a few severe thunderstorms are expected along the I-44 corridor.

Hazards for the Tulsa area include damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, large hail up to half-dollar size and heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding.

South of I-40, there's potential for isolated tornadoes along the line of storms.

National Weather Service Tulsa

This afternoon’s isolated thunderstorms will ramp up through the evening, meaning a threat of severe weather across northeastern Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa expects several strong to severe storms as a cold front pushes a line of storms across Green Country.

Severe potentials are expected to exit by late evening. Large hail up to 2 inches and greater, damaging wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph, and also a tornado threat will be possible across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

It’s nearly spring, and you know what that means: potential severe weather for Green Country.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says there's an elevated severe weather risk for the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, mainly southwest of State Highway 351 and, farther east, south of I-40.

Potential hazards include winds up to 60 mph, hail as large as golf balls and a low risk of a tornado. The highest chances for a tornado are in southeast Oklahoma.

Local flooding is also possible if heavy rainfall lingers over an area.

Police: Tulsa Man Falls Through Ice, Dies In Missouri

Feb 22, 2021
Missouri State Highway Patrol

FORSYTH, Mo. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has died after he and another man fell through the ice on Swan Creek in southwestern Missouri this weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. 

At the direction of the Southwest Power Pool, the regional transmission organization that manages the power grid for parts of 14 states including all of Oklahoma, electric companies statewide on Tuesday morning resumed intentional, "controlled" service outages for thousands of customers.

Sgt. Anthony Jones / Oklahoma National Guard

Two days after the Oklahoma National Guard activated personnel to assist the Oklahoma Highway Patrol with severe winter weather response, two soldiers were injured Monday when the driver of a semi-truck struck their Humvee from behind on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Vinita.

National Weather Service

The Tulsa area has entered a second week of severe winter weather, with snow, heavy winds and record-breaking low temperatures.

"Winds will remain breezy from the north today, and with highs in the single digits across all but far southeast Oklahoma and the Arkansas River Valley, dangerously low wind chills will remain a problem through today and tonight," the National Weather Service Tulsa office said Monday morning. "Current values are approaching 30 below zero near the Kansas border," with Tulsa reaching 21 degrees below zero.

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The National Weather Service is warning northeast Oklahoma of upcoming "prolonged life-threatening cold" and significant snowfall in the coming days.

City of Tulsa

City of Tulsa crews are gearing up to treat roadways for another round of freezing rain and icy conditions beginning Tuesday night.

Terry Ball, director of streets and stormwater, told reporters Tuesday morning that 39 salt and brine trucks responded to Monday's weather event and crews are working 24 hours a day.

Updated Feb. 8, 5:15 p.m.

A winter weather advisory in effect for eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas was extended until midnight Tuesday with freezing drizzle expected late into Monday night.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa forecast additional ice accumulation of up to 0.1 inches and said travel along and north of I-44 is "strongly discouraged."

National Weather Service Tulsa

The National Weather Service in Tulsa forecasts snow accumulation of 1 t0 3 inches across northeast Oklahoma on Sunday morning.

Up to 4 inches could fall west of Tulsa and in the Boston Mountains.

There are several factors that indicate there will be a lot of snow, including cold air temperatures and lots of available moisture, but if surface temperatures stay above freezing, a winter wonderland becomes unlikely.

Icy Weather Causes Massive Power Outages In Oklahoma

Oct 28, 2020
Twitter / Oklahoma City Police Department

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday evening as an early season ice storm blanketed the state, icing over tree limbs that crashed through power lines and blocked roadways.

It may be fall, but Oklahoma is seeing winter weather.

The National Weather Service forecasts significant icing in northeast Oklahoma into Tuesday evening, with up to a total of 0.4 inches possible across western Osage and Pawnee counties.

Ice accumulation on trees that are still bearing leaves and wind gusts around 30 mph make tree damage and power outages "very likely."

Significant travel impacts are expected, and bridges and overpasses are the biggest concern. 

U.S. Army Coprs of Engineers-Tulsa District

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped 8 to 9 inches of rain in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday led to high water rescues of at least 12 people in at least seven different locations, according to Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson.

There are no reports of fatalities after firefighters rescued people from vehicles that stalled after being driven onto flooded roads and from two flooded homes.