First tornado of the year touches down Tuesday, more tornadoes reported Wednesday

Thursday forecast: One more day of severe weather, quiet conditions tomorrow

Most of Southwest Oklahoma braced for a round of severe weather Wednesday the first unsafe forecast of spring 2018 and while it got gusty and wet, most of the area survived in good shape. Prob Severe was designed for supercells in Tornado Alley and experience shows less utility sometimes in our summer sea breeze thunderstorms or with developed severe storms.

Tomorrow the risk for storms is less however all modes of severe weather are possible as well tomorrow afternoon with highs in the low-mid 80s and south winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour.

Wichita and most of Kansas escaped the worst of nature's wrath on Wednesday, with storms delivering welcome rain but only scattered small hail and a couple of weak tornadoes.

Rain and thunderstorms will become more widespread as the day goes along on Thursday with some strong to severe storms possible.

More than two dozen tornadoes have been reported in the first severe thunderstorm outbreak of the season, and a third day was gaining momentum Thursday morning. A slight risk for severe weather includes the Kansas City metro.

Several tornado warnings were issued throughout the afternoon Wednesday, including in Cotton, Comanche, Greer, Caddo, Washita, Tillman and Kiowa counties. On Thursday, the threat spreads north and east as low pressure slides toward the Great Lakes.

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Authorities have not received immediate reports of serious injuries, but power lines have been snapped and trees knocked down by high winds already.

Storms are expected to form over Iowa late Wednesday afternoon.

Whether storms develop or not, they'll end tonight and we'll be quiet by Friday morning.

Three pockets of severe storms are possible today from Texas to the Northeast.

Lightning kicked area firefighters into action in the rain to battle fires.

The entire storm system likely will weaken Friday, with severe threats more isolated.

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