Tornado touches down in Oklahoma, no injuries reported

Posted May 19, 2017

The threats on Tuesday will once again be centered around large hail and high wind. A few strong, long-track tornadoes will be possible as well.

A chance of severe weather exists for the KVOE listening area late Tuesday afternoon into the evening.

"The technology really helps to give us as quick a look as possible (at storms), instantaneously and mesh that with the public reports, what eyewitnesses on the ground are seeing, and it helps to put warnings out faster".

For that reason, those counties along and west of the Illinois River Valley are under a slight risk for severe weather.

The National Weather Service warns that more storms are expected on Friday, with an enhanced risk for tornadoes across the entire central portion of the state, including Woodward, Oklahoma City and Ada.

Another chance of severe weather is possible, this time a little more centered over Green Country.

Powerful winds and heavy rain swept through the metro area Tuesday night, prompting emergency officials to sound warning sirens and issue flood advisories and causing significant power outages.

This could lead to areas of flash flooding, particularly Friday night, the weather service said. With some partial clearing south of I-70 highs will be around 80° with more mid 70s further north with more cloud cover.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says at least 20 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park near Chetek in western Wisconsin.

Of the different modes of severe weather, there is a higher risk of tornadoes than there has been as of late.

Fort Calhoun and De Soto, Iowa reported winds as high as 100 miles per hour. New data shows development from south to north during the afternoon and evening hours. The chance for rain is 90 percent through the overnight hours in Topeka.

Tulsa recorded 0.24 of an inch of rain Tuesday, bringing the month's total rainfall to 2.16 inches.

At 2:30 p.m., the line of thunderstorms had pushed east of Lincoln, where any severe weather was likely to be focused for the rest of the day.

Skies over Madison should be cloudy Saturday, mostly cloudy Sunday, partly sunny Monday, and mostly cloudy Tuesday, with highs near 66, 66, 68 and 65, and lows Friday night through Monday night around 47, 54, 49 and 50.