Severe weather predicted for Oklahoma this weekend

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The National Weather Service says much of Oklahoma is at risk for severe weather - including baseball-sized hail and isolated tornadoes - through Sunday.

Forecasters say large hail and tornadoes are possible late Thursday afternoon and evening in western Oklahoma, along with gusty winds and heavy rain. On Friday, the same conditions are possible for central Oklahoma.

But forecasters say the greatest risk for severe weather comes Saturday, when tornadoes, baseball-sized hail, winds of up to 70 mph and heavy rains are predicted. Forecasters warn heavy rains could cause flash flooding east of Interstate 35.

On Sunday, the storms will make their way out of the state, but eastern Oklahoma will be subject to the large hail and tornado risk.