The Edmond Sun

October 12, 2012

Weekend forecast includes chance for tornadoes

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A chance for a few isolated tornadoes is part of the weekend weather forecast for the Edmond area, according to the National Weather Service.

During the early to mid morning hours Friday, much of the city received a good soaking. At 9:53 a.m., the local temperature was a rain-cooled 67 degrees. At 11 a.m., the sun was shining through lightening skies.

The National Weather Service forecast for Edmond included a 70 percent chance of rain Friday with a high near 81. There was a risk of severe storms across northwest Oklahoma, generally along and west of a Freedom to Harmon to Sweetwater line.

The best chance of storms was from 9 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday. Later Friday afternoon, strong to severe storms were expected to develop in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. Some may impact part of west central and northwest Oklahoma from the mid-evening into early overnight hours. The main hazards will be large hail and damaging winds more than 60 mph.

On Saturday, strong to severe storms will be possible across the majority of Oklahoma and western north Texas, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

A dryline will advance across central Oklahoma through the day as low pressure moves through the central plains. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats. However, a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

High pressure will spread into the region on Sunday, bringing mild and dry weather through Monday before the next chance of storms late Tuesday into Wednesday.

The local forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 83 on Sunday, sunny skies with a high near 82 on Monday and mostly sunny skies with a high near 83 on Tuesday. | 341-2121, ext. 108