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Severe storms possible Friday in Oklahoma

Forecasters are predicting chances for severe storms Friday in Oklahoma.

Chances for severe storms are best in central, south-central and southwestern Oklahoma, including Altus, Lawton, Ada, Ardmore, Durant and the Oklahoma City metro area. Storms are expected to reach central Oklahoma after 4 p.m.

Threats will include hail up to golf ball size and winds up to 80 mph. The threat of tornadoes is very low, forecasters said.

Friday's storm is expected to bring heavy rain and possible flash floods to the state, as well. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center forecasts rain up to 1.25 inches Friday in south-central Oklahoma. Heavier rainfall totals are expected further east, with up to 2 inches predicted in far east-central Oklahoma.

The chance for severe weather continues Saturday, with marginal chances for severe storms across the southern half of the state.

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 ›