Severe thunderstorms rattled areas surrounding tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., Thursday morning. Cleanup efforts will continue to be disrupted by occasional thunderstorms into the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
A stubborn front near Moore sparked severe thunderstorms in the area Thursday morning. The town was devastated by an EF5 tornado on May 20, and conditions this week have generally not been favorable for cleanup.
The city will be on the northern extent of a more widespread threat across southwest Oklahoma to the Texas Panhandle and northern Texas into early Thursday night.
Among the reports from Thursday morning in central Oklahoma was golf ball-sized hail 10 miles west of Moore. Quarter-sized hail fell in nearby Yukon, Okla. Flash flooding covered roads in a nearby neighborhood and a 65-mph wind gust hit Newcastle, Okla., 7 miles southwest of Moore.
Memorial Day Weekend Outlook
By Friday, the front contributing to the severe weather will dissipate. However, lingering warmth and humidity will lead to additional thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening. While a stronger thunderstorm cannot be ruled, the risk for severe weather will be low. Similar weather is on the way for the weekend.
By Memorial Day, the thunderstorm threat will finally end for the hard hit region. Memorial Day will feature sunshine mixed with clouds and highs in the lower 80s in Moore.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
The same system responsible for bringing rain to the Northwest over the weekend will deliver snow to the Rockies and Plains for the start of this week.
Although spring is on the horizon, the detrimental impacts of this year's harsh winter still loom as threats for roof collapses continue.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
Philadelphia will continue to experience a taste of spring before colder air and a winter storm arrive at midweek.
New York City will continue to experience a taste of spring before winter makes a comeback at midweek.
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