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Locally Severe Storms Continue for Texas, Oklahoma

Thunderstorms are in the forecast across much of the south-central for the start of the holiday weekend.

But some erupting storms late Saturday and into Saturday night will have the potential to be severe.

With the strongest thunderstorms, the main threats are expected to be large hail and damaging wind gusts. Larger storms could also produce blinding downpours.

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Just some of the cities within the zone of greatest severe threat include Oklahoma City and Norman in Oklahoma and Wichita Falls and Dallas in northern Texas.

The combination of dry air from the Southwest, and warm, moist air coming from the Gulf of Mexico will be the perfect recipe for a severe threat late on Saturday.

A weak storm will continue to slowly push out of the southern Plains helping these storms to start up.

During the day on Saturday, the strong thunderstorms from late Friday will continue moving eastward to bring storms from eastern Kansas and Missouri to northern Louisiana, and northern Mississippi by the afternoon.

On Easter Sunday, thunderstorms are forecast to stretch from central Texas through the Deep South and to the Carolina coast.