KEY POINTS

  • Parts of Texas and Oklahoma could experience severe thunderstorms including the possibility of tornadoes, strong winds, and large hail
  • Storms might bring hail, rain, and wind gusts as high speeds that could be potentially damaging
  • Flash floodings were also predicted in parts of Texas and Oklahoma due to the heavy rainfall from Wednesday morning

A tornado watch was issued in Texas and Oklahoma as they are expected to experience an outbreak of thunderstorms with possibilities of tornadoes on Thursday.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, the central and southern parts of the U.S, including Texas and Oklahoma, could experience severe thunderstorms with the possibility of tornadoes and strong winds.

Kyle Elliott, a meteorologist from AccuWeather, said areas from Amarillo to Midland in Texas were expecting a full spectrum of severe weather Wednesday evening.

Forecasters warn that storms could reach Oklahoma City and the Dallas-Fort Worth areas after midnight and might last till morning. The storms might bring large hail, rain, and wind gusts at high speeds that could be potentially damaging. Flash floodings were also predicted in parts of Texas and Oklahoma due to the heavy rainfall from Wednesday morning.

A tornado watch was issued until midnight for areas in Texas including west and north of Fort Worth, and Wise and Parker counties, and in Oklahoma's Carter town, Jefferson town, and Love, Stephens, Tillman, Cotton, Jackson counties. A flash flood watch was also issued and will be in effect until Thursday evening.

"Thursday poses the greatest risk of tornadoes of the entire multiple-day severe weather risk this week," said Alex Sosnowski, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.

Severe weather is expected to follow on Thursday, in several regions including Eastern Texas, eastern Oklahoma, and eastern Nebraska, Illinois, regions from Arkansas to Missouri, southern parts of Iowa.

National Weather Services warned people about the possible severe weather conditions and requested them to be prepared. People who might be out on the roads overnight were notified to be aware of about possible flooding on roads.

tornado In this image, a rain shaft is visible as a supercell thunderstorm develops near Clovis, New Mexico, May 9, 2017. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images