ENID, Okla. — Severe weather threats — including the possibility of tornadoes — have eased for the Enid area, according to the Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management Authority, which issued a weather update. weather at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
GCEM Director Mike Honisgberg said that due to the storm earlier in the day in southern Oklahoma and the cooler air currents, the chance of a tornado in Northwest Oklahoma was “slightly lower.”
“We could still experience some severe storms with hail and wind…” he reported via GCEM warning. “We will continue to monitor over the next few hours.”
The National Weather Service forecasts a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. and throughout the evening, with some potentially severe storms for the Enid region. The high temperature is forecast to be 81, but it will not rise to 77 degrees until 3:45 pm
Much of Oklahoma is threatened by severe weather on Thursday, May 11, 2023, with heavy hail, damaging winds and tornadoes being the main hazards.
“Thunder is possible daily from Thursday to Tuesday next week,” the National Weather Service said in a hazardous weather outlook. “Severe storms are likely on Thursday, mostly across central to northern Oklahoma, with baseball-sized hail, gusts and tornadoes posing hazards.” Severe storms are also possible Friday with heavy hail and damaging gusts as hazards Storms that cause heavy rain and flooding are also possible on this weekend.”
The Enid region is forecasting the possibility of more storms each day through Wednesday, except during daytime Friday, according to the NWS.