OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Severe storms that may produce tornadoes
are forecast for much of Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas.
The National Weather Service said the storms are expected to
begin developing in Oklahoma about 3 p.m. Monday and continue
through midnight. The weather service says tornadoes are possible
and baseball-sized hail is expected with the storms.
The weather service said strong southerly winds are pushing
moisture into the region that will combine with surface heating in
western Oklahoma to produce the unstable conditions.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman
Michelann Ooten says the agency is monitoring the weather. She says
agency officials are talking with local emergency management
directors statewide to be ready to respond if needed.