Severe weather is forecast for North Texas late today and into the evening.  Storms will begin to develop late this afternoon along a dry line and just ahead of cold front.  Wichita Falls and most of extreme south central Oklahoma are in the ‘slight’ risk area, while Lawton is in the ‘elevated’ risk area.

Large hail and damaging winds are the main concerns with these storms today and into early evening, but the severe risk is expected to diminish after sunset.  There is a very slight tornado risk across the area as well.   The hope is that storms such as these will bring much needed soaking rains to the watershed area for Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo.  While recent rains have had a slight impact, much more significant rainfall is needed.  In years past here in Texoma, that kind of moisture has come to us via heavy thunderstorms.

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Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma: