The National Weather Service in Tulsa is advising of a 50% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon heat. Any thunderstorm that does develop will have a chance to become severe.
There is also a risked of more sudden microburst down drafts. Those are caused when a thunderstorm collapses and winds gust out. When those winds hit the ground, they spread out and can cause wide spread damage.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Climatological Survey reports that the average daily temperature from January through April is the warmest on record in the state.
The four month stretch includes the warmest March ever recorded in Oklahoma in records that date to 1895.
Associate state Climatologist Gary McManus says the average daily temperature for the four months was 52.3 degrees — 5.5 degrees above normal — to break the previous record of 51.4 degrees set from January through April 1986.