Heavy rainfall is expected Thursday night through Friday night in central and northern parts of Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports.
A flash flood watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 p.m. Friday in Oklahoma, the weather service reports.
Counties under the watch in central Oklahoma are Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan and Payne. In northern Oklahoma counties being watched are Garfield, Grant, Kay and Noble.
Flash floods can wash out roads and cause sinkholes. People are urged to avoid driving into water on roadways. Creeks, streams and rivers already high from recent rains may threaten homes and businesses, the weather service reports.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Partly sunny with a high near 90. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Showers and thunderstorms mainly after 1 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 69. Southeast wind 9 to 16 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Friday: Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 p.m. then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 83. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
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