OKLAHOMA CITY –
Stormy weather is expected to sweep into parts of Oklahoma late Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists report.
Cheryl Sharp, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said there are two groups of storms likely to approach western and northern areas of the state.
The first group of storms, likely to hit around 5 p.m., is expected to blow into western Oklahoma from the Texas Panhandle area, she said. Another line of storms moving southeast from Kansas may move into northeast Oklahoma around around 6 p.m.
Large hail and strong winds are expected, although a tornado is unlikely, Sharp said.
The two lines of storms may converge in central Oklahoma late Thursday evening as well as overnight. During the daytime, there could be a few smaller storms east of Oklahoma City, although it is unclear what area of the city will be affected.
Although the storms are projected to affect most of the state, the Ponca City area has the greatest risk.
Meteorologists recommend that those in affected areas pay close attention to weather conditions and be prepared to go indoors if there is a storm.