Here Comes Hermine

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service says the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine are expected to bring heavy rain and minor to moderate flooding to Oklahoma.

Flood watches have been issued through Thursday morning for all but far northwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle.

The weather service said about five inches of rain is expected across Oklahoma through Thursday with local amounts of up to eight inches in the northeast.

The weather service warned of possible minor flooding along the North Canadian River from Oklahoma City to Harrah and along the Caney River near Ramona and Bird Creek from Avant to near Sperry. Moderate flooding is possible along Polecat Creek near Sapulpa.

Hermine was downgraded Tuesday night from a tropical storm to a tropical depression.

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