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Severe weather entering Oklahoma Wednesday

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The highest risk for severe weather Wednesday is in southern Oklahoma.
The highest risk for severe weather Wednesday is in southern Oklahoma.

There is potential for severe weather for much of Oklahoma Wednesday, a day after storms spun up more than a dozen tornadoes across the state.

At least two tornadoes are thought to have touched down in southern Oklahoma Wednesday, according to preliminary data from the National Weather Service. 

Tornado warnings have been issued throughout Wednesday afternoon in southern Oklahoma, including in Love, Carter, Jefferson, Garvin and Stephens counties. 

The highest risk for severe weather is mainly in the southern part of the state, where storms could bring wind gusts up to 70 mph and drop hail the size of baseballs.

Residents could also see flooding conditions as the storms will likely bring heavy rain.

On Tuesday, 15 tornadoes were reported across the state, according to preliminary reports from the weather service.  

Storms on Tuesday damaged homes in Okmulgee and Rogers counties, caused heavy flooding in the city of Nowata and parts of Ottawa and Tulsa counties, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. Storm damage also was reported in Murray, Muskogee, Payne and Wagoner counties.

Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said hospitals in southeast Oklahoma reported 22 storm-related injuries from storms in the area late Tuesday.

Tuesday's storms also led to the deaths of a 55-year-old man in Tulsa and a 58-year-old woman in Bokchito.

No injuries had been reported from Wednesday storms as of 5:30 p.m.

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The highest risk for severe weather Wednesday is in southern Oklahoma.

The highest risk for severe weather Wednesday is in southern Oklahoma.

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