Marginal Risk of severe storms later today into the evening across Chicago area
13 August, 2017, 15:37
The warning stays in effect until about 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Winds up to 60 miles per hour and quarter-size hail still are possible.
Forecasters say there is a chance of severe thunderstorms across much of Oklahoma and other parts of the Central and Southern Plains.
Hail damage to vehicles is expected, along with wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
The shelters have been opened in response to severe storms moving into the area from the northwest, a news release states.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
Cities in or near the path of the thunderstorm include Claremore, Oologah, Foyil and Talala, according to the National Weather Service.
There is a flood warning for Wicomico and Worcester Counties until 9 a.m. Sunday.
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events to 3 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour possible A tornado or two possibleSUMMARY.Multiple corridors of severe thunderstorms are expected to continue to increase across the region through the remainder of the afternoon into evening.
There was a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of Maryland, according to the National Weather Service.
A corresponding Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for the same counties, as well as Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties in IN, according to the weather service.