UPDATE (8:10 p.m.): The remainder of the Tornado Watch has been canceled.
“Storms are expected to develop along a cold front that enters northern Oklahoma later tonight. We’ll be monitoring these storms for another possible watch, mainly for far northern Oklahoma,” officials with the National Weather Service’s Norman office said on Twitter.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Norman canceled the Tornado Watch for Central and Southern Oklahoma.
“With the diminishing threat of storms this afternoon and early evening, we’ve removed portions of the Tornado Watch for southern and central Oklahoma,” Weather Service personnel said on Twitter. “We still expect some storms to develop as the cold front moves into northern Oklahoma late this evening and overnight.”
KFOR Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan confirmed that the Tornado Watch is no longer active in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Mike said the Tornado Watch remains active in far northern and northeastern parts of Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A Tornado Watch for the Oklahoma City metro area and across Central Oklahoma.
KFOR Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan says the Tornado Watch is in effect throughout Central Oklahoma until 11 p.m. Friday.
The Tornado Watch stretches across Central Oklahoma from the Texas Red River border all the way up to Kansas.
“So everybody along I-44 and the I-35 corridor is under a Tornado Watch,” Mike said.
The National Weather Service in Norman issued an update on the weather system on Twitter, saying, “Chances for additional development will continue to lessen as daytime heating wanes and the dryline circulation weakens. Best chance for a storm right now appears to be if anything can build south along the dryline out of southern Kansas over the next 1-2 hours.”
The 4 Warn Storm Team is positioned across the area to track severe weather developments.
KFOR will provide updates as the situation develops.