Severe Storms Possible Thursday

Storms expected to develop in northwest Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon will move into Oklahoma City after 4 p.m., the National Weather Service reported.

There's also a severe storm threat east of Dallas this afternoon ahead of the main line of storms.

Some analogs point to a slightly higher tornado threat; however, the Storm Prediction Center never used the word "tornado" in their Day Three Outlook discussion.

We all need to be very weather aware as we get closer to Wednesday. Strong winds are also possible, along with the risk of a few tornadoes. The rest of South Texas, including San Antonio, is facing a "slight" risk (level 2 out of 5). Heavy rain is likely as well, potentially dropping up to 2-3 inches widespread before sunrise Thursday. As the storm turns northward Thursday night, additional moisture will be pulled along with it. Wake up temperatures on Friday morning are expected to be warm and humid although most of the morning hours should be dry.

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As the system pushes east, the severe weather threat will persist.

Cities at risk include Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, there is a slight risk of storms spanning most of the Florida panhandle.

The storm could bring damaging winds as well as a possible isolated tornado, according to the NWS. This front will trigger storms in the afternoon and evening.

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