BLOG: Severe weather likely Saturday!

Posted at 2:24 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2018-12-12 10:09:33-05

Models are now coming into agreement regarding Saturday afternoon's severe weather potential. Very high moisture content along with cooler temperatures aloft will create some potentially extreme instability over eastern Oklahoma by Saturday.

Saturday afternoon, storms will likely fire along a boundary near the Tulsa area and move east. These storms may rapidly become intense, quickly producing large hail. 

The main severe threat Saturday will be very large or giant hail, up to the size of grapefruits. 

There is also a risk for tornadoes, especially if storms remain fairly discrete. If there are any localized areas of enhanced spin near the surface, possibly along a leftover boundary, the tornado threat will raise and a strong tornado may be possible. 

Most of the storms will be out of our area by 10pm Saturday evening.

Milder and drier weather expected to return for Sunday into Memorial Day.

Check back for frequent updates as we refine the forecast for Saturday.

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