Severe storms possible for all of Texoma later today

Severe thunderstorms with high winds, large hail and possibly tornadoes are forecast for Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. The area under an enhanced threat of severe weather includes all of Texoma.

The National Weather Service says two to four inches of rain is possible on Friday, creating a threat of flooding. Golf-ball sized hail and winds of up to 70 miles per hour are also possible.

The weather service's Storm Prediction Center says tornadoes are possible in southeastern Oklahoma, northeast Texas and western Arkansas.

The storms are expected to develop by mid-afternoon and continue into Friday night before moving out of the region early Saturday.

Here's the latest thoughts from our Weather Authority meteorologists here at KXII:

A cold front in Northern Oklahoma will kick off scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning. Most of the storms will stay north of I-40 but will send outflow pockets of cool air into Texoma later this morning and this afternoon.

As the upper level system moves into Western Oklahoma later this afternoon a round of scattered showers and thunderstorms could move into parts of Texoma.

The best chance of severe weather will occur late this afternoon west of I-35 and this evening east of I-35 as the cold front and upper level system move across the area. Storms may reach severe limits will large hail and gusty winds to 65 mph with some of the storms along with heavy rainfall, and will all storms this time of year a low tornado threat.

The cold front will push across all of Texoma by mid-night allowing for much cooler air and gusty north winds to move into Texoma Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.