Severe storms are "likely" in the Wichita metropolitan area and southeast Kansas this afternoon and evening as a cold front slides south through the state, weather officials say. The timing still looks to be AFTER the Razorback football game with a strong to severe line of storms (squall-line) moving into extreme E OK around 11 PM and moving out around 3 AM. There also may be some flash flooding.
A tornado or two can not be ruled out with this type of weather pattern. In Tulsa, organizers have made a decision to close Oktoberfest at 9 p.m. due to the severe weather threat. So please stay connected to the weather this afternoon / night and make sure you review your severe weather safety plans.
Wind gusts of 80 miles per hour are possible in western Oklahoma and 4 to 5 inches of rain could fall in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. We will keep you updated all evening on-air, online at NewsOn6.com, and through our app! Once the storms line out the hail and tornado threat will weaken but straight winds will continue to be strong and damaging. The week ahead holds much more sunshine starting with Sunday.