Local & Regional
Wed July 30, 2014
Flash Flood Watch Issued as Storms Hit Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Much of Oklahoma is under a flash flood watch as widespread storms are expected to bring up to 4 inches of rain to some areas through Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service says the watch is in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning and covers most of the state, except parts of southern and northeastern Oklahoma.
Forecasters say 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected, which may cause flash flooding. The watch includes the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas.
The weather service says the greatest risk for heavy rainfall and flooding will be in northwest and central Oklahoma on Wednesday, with the threat shifting farther southeast on Wednesday night.