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Tornadoes possible Tuesday in Oklahoma, forecasters say

A round of severe storms passing through Oklahoma on Tuesday is expected to bring large hail and a chance of tornadoes, forecasters say.

Severe storms are possible across central and western Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon, evening and night, according to the National Weather Service's Norman office. The risk for severe storms is highest in central and north-central Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, Stillwater, Enid and Ponca City.

Storms are expected to bring hail up to softball size, winds up to 80 mph and a medium chance for tornadoes, forecasters said. The highest chance for tornadoes is near and east of Interstate 35, forecasters said. Severe storms are expected to reach central Oklahoma between 4-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters are warning residents to be prepared for severe weather.

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Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›