A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Oklahoma

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Oklahoma

Some Oklahoma residents saw significant hail and heavy rain on Wednesday as severe storms moved through the state. >> Check Live Radar | KOCO weather page | Get KOCO on GoBelow, a running blog with weather updates as storms move and develop in Oklahoma. Check back throughout the day for the latest updates. 5:30 PM Wednesday Update: KOCO 5 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says the threat of severe weather is decreasing in central and western Oklahoma. There should be nice rain for the rest of the evening. 5pm Wednesday Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for areas near Pink until 5:15pm 4:30pm Wednesday Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Norman, Moore and Newcastle until 5pm and 3pm Wednesday update: A severe thunderstorm watch has been extended to include central and southern Oklahoma, including the OKC metro. KOCO 5 Meteorologist Damon Lane says the tornado risk is low and tennis ball-sized hail and 80 mph winds are possible in the strongest storms. OKC Metro schedule is 3:30-6:30 PM2:40 PM Wednesday Update: The enhanced risk for southwest Oklahoma and part of OKC Metro remains in effect. KOCO 5 Meteorologist Damon Lane says the Hurricane Index for OKC metro and the South remains at a low of 2 out of 10. Storms could produce winds of 70 to 80 mph from Elk City to OKC metro and down into Pauls Valley and Ardmore. The threat will be for large hailstones very early from the storms as they move across western Oklahoma. Elk City to Norman, Purcell, Lawton and Altus could get tennis ball-sized hail. Hail grains decrease in size to golf ball and quarter size as storms move east. Open the video player above for Damon’s latest timeline. 1:30 PM Wednesday Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for several counties until 9 PM in western and southwestern Oklahoma. Counties include Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman and Washita. 12:10 PM Wednesday Update: KOCO 5 Meteorologist Jonathan Conder says the severe weather threat for southwest Oklahoma for the OKC metro has risen to an enhanced Level 3 threat level. Other areas are at slight risk level 2 and marginal risk level 1. Southwest Oklahoma could see baseball-sized hailstones, and the OKC metro could get golf-ball-sized hailstones. The OKC metro heading into southwest Oklahoma could get 70-80 mph winds. Jonathan also says the tornado risk has increased. The Hurricane Index for southwest Oklahoma is 4 out of 10 and 2 out of 10 for metro OKC to parts of western Oklahoma and southeastern Oklahoma. Northern and eastern Oklahoma have a 1 in 10 risk. 9:40 a.m. Wednesday update: The National Weather Service says a small area of ​​thunderstorms will move across north-central Oklahoma until about noon. Some strong to severe storms are possible with half-dollar-sized hail and 60 mph winds. 9:15 a.m. Wednesday update: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 10 a.m. for areas near Blackwell, Lamont and Burman. 8:35 a.m. Wednesday update: Jonathan says a storm moving through Enid is producing 1-inch hail and 60 mph winds. Areas southwest of Enid see the end of the storm cell and get smaller hailstones. Update Wednesday 8:23 a.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 8:45 for Garfield County. Jonathan says the storms are near Enid and Taloga and moving northeast at about 30 mph. 7:53 a.m. Wednesday update: The National Weather Service says a small area of ​​showers and thunderstorms will move across parts of northwest and north-central Oklahoma. Some strong storms are possible with quarter-sized hailstones and wind gusts up to 50 mph. Flash rain of half an inch is also possible. 7:20 a.m. Wednesday update: Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for northwest Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says the warning is in effect until 7:30 a.m. near Woodward, Moreland and Gage. Another warning is in effect until 7:45 a.m. near Waynoka, Belva and Quinlan. Updated 7 a.m. Wednesday: KOCO 5 meteorologist Jonathan Conder says central Oklahoma, including metro OKC, into south and southwest Oklahoma, faces a slight Level 2 risk for severe storms, while parts of west to north Eastern Oklahoma is a marginal Level 1 risk. The greatest risk is large hail, with parts of southwestern Oklahoma likely to see baseball-sized hail. The OKC metro could experience golf ball-sized hail, and other areas could see hailstones the size of ping-pong balls or quarters. Jonathan also said there is a low tornado risk. The Hurricane Index from central Oklahoma to southern Oklahoma is 2 out of 10, and the Hurricane Index from western to northern and eastern Oklahoma is 1 in 10. Storms are possible anytime Wednesday, but Jonathan expects severe storms to begin westward. Around 3 p.m., and take the OKC Metro between 5-7 p.m., Jonathan shows you when to expect storms in your area. Open the video player above for the latest schedule. Be sure to download the KOCO 5 app to receive personalized weather alerts. You can watch our team’s coverage on the app too. >> Check Closings >> Check Live and Interactive Radar >> Watch KOCO 5 Coverage >> Download the KOCO 5 App on iPhone >> Download the KOCO 5 App on Android >> “ Like KOCO 5 on Facebook >> Follow KOCO 5 on Twitter

Some Oklahoma residents saw large hail and heavy rain on Wednesday as severe storms moved through the state.

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Below is a running blog with weather updates as storms move and develop in Oklahoma. Check back throughout the day for the latest updates.

Updated Wednesday 5:30 pm: KOCO 5 Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says the severe weather threat is decreasing in central and western Oklahoma. There should be a gentle rain for the rest of the evening.

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Updated Wednesday at 5 p.m.: A warning of severe thunderstorms was issued for areas near Al-Wardi until 5:15 p.m

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Update Wednesday 4:30 pm: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Norman, Moore and Newcastle until 5pm

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Updated Wednesday at 3 pm: A severe thunderstorm watch has been extended to include central and southern Oklahoma, including the OKC metro.

KOCO 5 Meteorologist Damon Lane says the tornado risk is low and tennis ball-sized hail and 80 mph winds are possible in the strongest storms. OKC Metro schedule is 3:30-6:30 p.m

Update Wednesday 2:40 PM: The increased risk to southwest Oklahoma and part of the OKC metro remains in effect. The tornado index for the OKC metro and the South remains low at 2 out of 10, says KOCO 5 Meteorologist Damon Lane.

Storms could produce 70-80 mph winds from Elk City to the OKC metro all the way to Pauls Valley and Ardmore.

The threat will be for large hailstones very early from the storms as they move across western Oklahoma. Elk City to Norman, Purcell, Lawton and Altus could get tennis ball-sized hail. Hail pellets decrease in size to about the size of a golf ball and a quarter as the storms move east.

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Updated Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for several counties until 9 p.m. in western and southwestern Oklahoma. Counties include Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman and Washita.

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12:10 PM Wednesday Update: KOCO 5 Meteorologist Jonathan Conder says the severe weather threat in southwest Oklahoma for the OKC metro has risen to a Level 3 enhanced danger level. Other areas are at Slight Level 2 risk and Marginal Level 1 risk.

Southwest Oklahoma could see baseball-sized hailstones, and the OKC metro could get golf-ball-sized hailstones.

The OKC metro heading into southwest Oklahoma could get winds of 70-80 mph.

Jonathan also says the tornado risk has increased. The Hurricane Index for southwest Oklahoma is 4 out of 10 and 2 out of 10 for the OKC metro to parts of western Oklahoma and southeastern Oklahoma. Northern and eastern Oklahoma have a 1 in 10 risk.

Update Wednesday 9:40 AM: The National Weather Service says a small area of ​​thunderstorms will move across north-central Oklahoma until around noon. A few strong to severe storms with half-dollar-sized hail and 60 mph winds are possible.

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Updated Wednesday 9:15 AM: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 10 a.m. for areas near Blackwell, Lamont and Braman.

Updated Wednesday 8:35 AM: Jonathan says the storm moving through Enid is producing 1-inch hail and 60 mph winds. Areas southwest of Enid see the end of the storm cell and get smaller hailstones.

8:23 AM Wednesday Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 8:45 for Garfield County. Jonathan says the storms are near Enid and Taloga and moving northeast at about 30 mph.

7:53 AM Wednesday Update: The National Weather Service says a small area of ​​rain and thunderstorms will move across parts of northwest and north-central Oklahoma. Some strong storms are possible with quarter-sized hailstones and wind gusts up to 50 mph. A quick 1/2 inch of rain is also possible.

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Updated Wednesday 7:20 AM: Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for northwest Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says the warning is in effect until 7:30 a.m. near Woodward, Moreland and Gage. Another warning is in effect until 7:45 a.m. near Waynoka, Belva and Quinlan.

Updated Wednesday at 7 a.m.: KOCO 5 Meteorologist Jonathan Conder says central Oklahoma, including metro OKC, into south and southwest Oklahoma, has a slight Level 2 risk for severe storms, while parts of western to northern and eastern Oklahoma have a marginal Level 1 risk.

The biggest risk is large hailstones, with parts of southwest Oklahoma likely to see baseball-sized hailstones. The OKC metro could get golf ball-sized hailstones, and other areas could see hailstones the size of ping-pong balls or quarters.

Jonathan also said there is a low tornado risk. Central to southern Oklahoma has a tornado index of 2 in 10, and western to northern and eastern Oklahoma has a tornado index of 1 in 10.

Storms are possible anytime Wednesday, but Jonathan expects severe storms to start west around 3 p.m. and reach the OKC metro between 5-7 p.m.

Jonathan explains when to expect storms in your area. Open the video player above for the latest schedule.

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