NORMAN, Okla. (March 28, 2013)--Forecasters say there’s a slight chance of severe weather in portions of the Southern Plains over the the Easter weekend.
The Storm Prediction Center at Norman said Thursday that severe weather could occur from northwestern Texas across western Oklahoma into central and eastern Kansas.
A cold front will sweep through the upper plains early Saturday, and then move southeastward.
A warm front will extend to the Tennessee and Ohio valleys.
The atmosphere south and east of the fronts could be ripe for storm development Saturday afternoon.
Hail and damaging wind gusts will be the biggest threats, forecasters said.
Rain enters the forecast Friday night in Central Texas and the chance for showers and thunderstorms is highest on Sunday, the National Weather Service says.
Rain remains a possibility through Monday.