The risk of severe thunderstorms exists for western and central Oklahoma, including the Altus area, according to the National Weather Service.
Lamont Bain, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norman, said a dryline already was in place Tuesday afternoon in the western part of the state near the Oklahoma and Texas border. As it slowly pushed eastward today, the Altus area saw heavy bouts of rain during the morning.
Another storm system was to move into the area from south later today.
"The current forecast calls for a dryline to extend from near Woodward just to the west of Clinton down to the Altus and Lawton area," he said.
He also said that we should see some pretty breezy wind.
Thunderstorms could develop this afternoon and evening, with the main threat being large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
Bain said meteorologists were busy Tuesday tracking the storm system.
A cold front also will move through the area tonight, marking the end of the significant chance of rain.