Edmond’s forecast this week includes a nearly identical scenario for storms, wintry precipitation that was forecast for a week ago.
This time last week, meteorologists predicted a powerful mid-week system could bring storms, hail and a chance for winter weather. After the frontal boundary passed overhead, the metro area received generous amounts of rain; Edmond received freezing rain that stuck on trees and shrubs.
Monday morning, the National Weather Service forecast for central Oklahoma, including Edmond, called for a moderate chance of severe weather on Wednesday. The main potential hazards are hail to the size of baseballs, wind gusts up to 70 mph, a few tornadoes and heavy rain with localized flooding.
Forecasters said the weather pattern is still uncertain so the extent of the severe weather remains uncertain as well.
Wednesday’s weather map shows a frontal boundary cutting across northwest Oklahoma along a Ponca City, Enid and Clinton line. A dryline extends from just west of Clinton south along the Oklahoma-Texas panhandle border.
Cities within a moderate risk for severe weather area include Clinton, Enid, Ponca City, Guthrie, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Chickasha and Lawton.
Edmond’s forecast also includes a chance for storms Tuesday night, some of which could become severe producing large hail. Wednesday night, strong to severe storms will remain possible. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main hazards overnight.
The chance for winter precipitation — freezing rain, sleet and snow — is limited to the northwestern third of the state. Any frozen precipitation likely will end before accumulation can occur and no impacts to travel are expected.
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