An unusual November tornado watch has been issued for most of central Oklahoma by the National Weather Service until 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Meteorologists predict the thunderstorms could produce significant hail, strong winds and even potential tornadoes. The last time a tornado was reported in November in Oklahoma was 50 years ago, in 1958.
The Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. has reported outages to more than 6,400 of its customers statewide, all but about 70 of whom are in the Oklahoma City area. In Piedmont, almost 5,400 customers are without power, along with 846 in El Reno, 93 in Guthrie, 67 in western Oklahoma City and 67 in Porum.
Spotters have reported tennis ball-sized hail south of Piedmont in Canadian County. Tree limbs up to three inches in diameter are also reported to be down because of high winds in Caddo County.