OWASSO – Severe thunderstorms briefly wreaked havoc in Northern Tulsa and Western Rogers Counties Tuesday afternoon, causing a few issues with the afternoon commute.
The National Weather Service put the entire city of Owasso under multiple Severe Thunderstorm Warnings between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesday. As the system moved in from the west, it was credited with dropping golf ball sized hail in the Sperry and Turley communities as it moved through.
Cloud to ground lightning was also observed across the entire Tulsa metropolitan area, knocking power out to over 4,000 PSO Oklahoma customers.
More storms are expected today in some parts of the region, but they may end up missing the Owasso area completely.
“Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase today primarily along and south of Interstate 40. A few severe storms are possible along with locally heavy rainfall.” Meteorologists said Wednesday morning. “Additional storm chances will continue through Wednesday night.”