Flash flood watch in effect in Oklahoma Wednesday night through Friday

Heavy rain is possible in Oklahoma through Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 16, 2014 at 10:00 am •  Published: July 16, 2014

A flash flood watch is in effect for most of Oklahoma Wednesday night through Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service reports.

A system of thunderstorms moving into western Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon could produce heavy rainfall in northern, central and southern Oklahoma from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Friday, the weather service reports. Slow-moving storms are expected to move southeast across the state.

There are 37 counties in Oklahoma under the watch including Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian, Logan, Grady, McClain and Pottawatomie counties in central Oklahoma. Comanche County in southwest Oklahoma is also under the watch.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Wednesday night: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 64. East, southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 73. East, southeast wind 8 to 14 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Continue reading this story on the...