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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A tornado watch has been issued for much of the state as unstable air moves into Oklahoma on Thursday.

A cold front is moving into northern Oklahoma, which is expected to spark showers and storms.

Storms will develop in northern Oklahoma and then slowly increase in coverage throughout the afternoon as the front moves south.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of the state until 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Tornado Watch issued

In addition to a low tornado threat, Oklahomans may see large hail, extreme winds, strong thunderstorms, and heavy rain.

Oklahoma City residents need to be weather aware from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Storms will slide into southern Oklahoma this evening with severe weather possible up to midnight.

Tomorrow will be much calmer and cooler in the upper 60s.

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