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Isolated Gusty Storms for Texas, Oklahoma Panhandles Friday

17 Sep 2021, 3:30 pm

A cold front working through the Upper Midwest and Central Plains Thursday produced some large hailstones, larger than golf ball size in some spots!

While the northern end of that front is working with very little energy today as it progresses east, there is enough energy on the southern side of the front to produce a few gusty thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening. The risk is on the low end and storms will be isolated, but a few could produce gusty downdraft winds of 60 mph or greater.

Storms will slowly develop into the evening, but coverage will remain isolated. Heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail will be possible.

There will be enough energy through around 10 pm to get occasionally strong to severe storms on the tail end of the front.

After sunset and energy lessens, storms will become weaker and eventually dissipate overnight.

Due to the isolated nature of the storms, rain totals will be sparse region-wide. Locally higher rain totals of 1-2″ are possible wherever storms set up.

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Erik Kostrzewa was born and raised in the state of Michigan; spending much of his life in the suburbs of Detroit. Erik attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s Degr... Load Moreee in Earth Systems Science and Engineering with a concentration in Meteorology. His first on-air job was straight out of college in Lansing, Michigan at WLNS-TV. After a few years, he moved an hour west to Grand Rapids to continue his career at FOX17 news. While in the heart of the lower peninsula, Erik covered a wide variety of challenging weather from lake-effect snow to derechos. Erik definitely has an interesting last name which comes from his Polish descent. If you are wondering how it is pronounced, the easiest way to say it is “Ka-Stree-Va”. Erik is thrilled to forecast on a national scale at WeatherNation and experience an even wider range of weather in Colorado! He is also looking forward to experiencing his first 14er on one of the many mountains in the state. Follow Erik on Twitter and Facebook!