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Severe Weather Threats into the Overnight

15 May 2022, 8:35 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for portions of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and the Mississippi River Valley. The threats include frequent lightning, large hail, and scattered damaging winds.

Severe Outlook

The Storm Prediction Center continue the risk for severe thunderstorms through the overnight hours through Oklahoma, and into the Mississippi River Valley.

Severe Threats

All modes of severe weather will be in the forecast and that includes the risk for significant hail and damaging winds.

The significant hail threat will continue through tonight as strong storms dive south. This means we may see up to 2″ in diameter hail.

Closer to the center of the low, there is a risk for some rotating storms that may be capable of producing a tornado.


As we continue through Sunday night, strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to dive south. Our in-house forecast models keep storms holding their strength with the help of the front into the overnight hours too.

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!