Slight risk for severe weather Tuesday

Posted May 16, 2017

The initial threat will be west of Tulsa, but storms may arrive later that evening with a continued threat of strong to severe storms re-firing on Friday.

The severe weather may not be done after that. We are still expecting scattered supercell thunderstorms, capable of very large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. Southerly winds will range from 10 to 20 miles per hour already by tomorrow morning, and lasting through the day.

Storms are also expected in the Tulsa area on Tuesday night, but "significant severe weather is not expected", according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

Wednesday looks relatively quiet for Kansas, but more storms are on the way for Thursday and Friday with more severe weather expected.

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The Storm Prediction Center puts the northern part of the state in a risk area for severe storms. Thursday looks to have a greater risk of severe storms.

Highs today will be warmer than yesterday in the upper 80s and lower 90s under partly cloudy skies.

Tuesday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 a.m.

Showers and storms are likely Wednesday with a gusty south wind. Any surface boundary that lingers in a strongly sheared and moist environment will likely cause heavy storms with flooding potential. Beyond our typical 7-day forecast time span, the jet stream pattern still appears active, in that will continue to send storm systems through the state. Be sure to stay tuned to KVOE and for the latest on the weather.