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Heavy rainfall forecast for eastern Oklahoma through Saturday

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 9 p.m. for a number of counties in the region.Severe thunderstorms are possible today in Cleveland, says the Storm Prediction Center. Initial storms will pose a risk of very large hail and perhaps a tornado. However, the National Weather Service thinks that outflow boundaries from those deteriorating storms could move into parts of Alabama and be the springboard for more storms to develop this afternoon. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.”Wind gusts to 90 kilometres per hour and local rainfall amounts of 50 millimetres in an hour are possible”, the federal agency said in an alert. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.At this point, Saturday and Sunday look dry.Highs will reach the upper 80s under mostly sunny skies, with light and variable winds. Showers and thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon. The National Weather Service in Duluth stated stronger storms may produce heavy rain, occasional lightning and small hail. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening.A hot and dry 4th of July is on the way! High 86. FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and hot.