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Heavy rain in Oklahoma causes some flooding

Monday, rainfall broke a daily record in Oklahoma City. By 6 p.m., 3.01 inches had fallen at Will Rogers World Airport, a National Weather Service meteorologist said. The previous record of 1.73 inches was set in 1903.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm •  Published: March 19, 2012

Power outages

Storms triggered power outages throughout the day. At its peak, more than 1,500 customers were without power in Oklahoma City, but service was restored by 6:30 p.m., according to the OGE SystemWatch website.

Lightning also is thought to be responsible for an oil tank battery fire on SE 149 and Air Depot Boulevard on Monday morning, Deputy Fire Chief Marc Woodard said. The fire created a tall column of smoke.

The rain is expected to continue this week.

“It's not going to rain all the time; it's not going to rain everywhere, but for the metro for instance, we've got a 50 percent chance of rain tomorrow and again for tomorrow night,” Williams said Monday.

Rain chances are 40 percent in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, according to the weather service.

Temperatures are expected to top out in the mid-60s and fall into the mid-40s overnight until Friday.