Isolated storms Thursday, scattered rain Friday

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Hail and damaging winds will be the main threats with any strong to severe storms that move through the Tulsa area Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, forecasters said. Storms that are in Kansas will continue to move northeast this evening though and are expected to impact parts of the area.

Historical data shows that May is the most common month for tornadoes, with many occurring in the Plains.

A large amount of Thursday morning storms may have the tendency to stabilize the air while a smaller coverage could allow for a greater instability for the area by later in the day.

Locations just outside the enhanced-risk swath are under a marginal to slight risk for severe weather. Some of the storms could be severe.

More than 1 million people in Missouri and Kansas are at a moderate risk for severe storms.

There is a Slight Risk (2 out of 5) for the I-30 corridor and points to the north. Storms on Wednesday could be particularly strong, with a few tornadoes possible - some of which could be strong.

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"Thankfully tornado remained over mostly rural terrain".

Thursday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, before 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The stronger storms this morning are hugging the Michigan/Ohio border while the rest of us mainly will see heavy downpours and lightning. Adding in Tuesday's rain, along with what's coming Wednesday evening through Thursday evening, many places will have gotten more than an inch.

By 8PM Thursday, more storms could be developing across the northwestern corner of the ArkLaTex.

On Friday, a cold front will bring in our best chance of rain this week.

A line of storms should hit the metro area by 9 p.m.

In Holt County, there are numerous reports of downed telephone poles, power lines and siding off homes due to severe weather.

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