• The Latest: 17 inches of rain falls in 17 hours in Columbia

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rain storm affecting South Carolina this weekend (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says rainfall in one area of downtown Columbia has measured nearly 17 inches of rain in 17 hours. Meteorologist Chris Rohrbach says a gauge at Gills Creek posted the highest amount for Sunday, resulting in extensive flooding along its banks. He notes the total rainfall for Sunday will be higher, as the rains continue. Rohrbach says the two-day rainfall total at the Columbia airport has likely broken a record set in August 1949. More than 10 inches had fallen at the airport between 12:01 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, breaking the previous, 48-hour total of 7.7 inche

  • The Latest: Heavy winds cause coastal flooding across region

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    The latest on coastal flooding, rain and drizzle from this weekend's persistent nor'easter. ____ 6:30 p.m. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has rescinded his executive order declaring a state of emergency in 15 counties and Baltimore City that were at risk of serious flooding. Officials say there are now no counties still under a state of emergency. In a release issued Sunday evening, Hogan thanked state agencies and emergency personnel for their willingness to respond to harsh weather. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the weather for coastal and tidal flooding as the storm moves out of the area. ____ 4:30 p.m.

  • The Latest: Power outages reported as Joaquin lashes Bermuda

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Joaquin and the storm's predicted path. (All times local): 6:20 p.m. Emergency services have been placed on alert and officials in Bermuda are reporting scattered power outages as Hurricane Joaquin lashes the island with winds and pelting rain. Residents of the mid-Atlantic British dependency have hunkered down at home after stocking up on gas and batteries as the Category 2 hurricane whipped the mid-Atlantic British territory. All flights to L.F. Wade International Airport were cancelled and ferry service was closed due to rough seas. ___ 4:20 p.m. Forecasters say the eye of Hurricane Joaquin is passing just west of Bermuda and tropical storm conditio

  • Storms west; cool weekend ahead

    Bradon Long | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Just like the flip of a switch with an early morning chill, Fall is here to stay in Oklahoma.  With the sounds of ruffling clothes as many Oklahomans dug through their closets to find the first jacket or sweater in reach, it's time for shorts and sandals to give way to sweaters and... Something else Fall-like beginning with an 's.' The point is, rather than waking up to humidity fit for Florida, it's finally feeling chilly heading to the car in the morning. A stationary cold front in the western portion of the state will continue to fire up showers and thunderstorms, mostly for Western and Northwestern Oklahoma this afternoon and into tonight. Take an umbrella out to your local high school football game if

  • Mild temperatures, north breeze in central Oklahoma Friday and through weekend

    STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Temperatures will be in the low 70s in central Oklahoma Friday and through the weekend, the National Weather Service reports.

  • Chance of rain Thursday morning in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    There is a 40 percent chance for rain in central Oklahoma Thursday morning. The high temperature will be near 72 degrees.

  • Cooler weather arrives in central Oklahoma Wednesday, slight rain chance Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Temperatures have cooled down in central Oklahoma Wednesday. There is a slight chance for rain Thursday.

  • Cold front finally brings Fall; thunderstorms possible Friday

    Bradon Long | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    After much anticipation, many promises and maybe even a few tears accompanied by drops of sweat, Fall finally looks here to stay for the near future in Oklahoma this weekend. A stalling cold front in the Panhandle will bring chances of showers throughout the week, mostly isolated to the northwestern portions of the state. The damaging blow to Summer's reign comes on Friday and into the weekend as a cold front pushes through the state, bringing rain, a few thunderstorms and that temperature drop so many of us have been craving for weeks. As the front pushes its way south, local high school football games Friday evening in the northern tier of the state are most likely to be affected.

  • Temperatures in the 80s Tuesday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Another sunny day with temperatures in the 80s is ahead Tuesday in central Oklahoma. Temperatures will cool down by Thursday, the National Weather Service reports.

  • Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s ahead in central Oklahoma this week

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    Sunny skies are in the central Oklahoma forecast Monday with high temperatures in the 80s. Cooler weather and a chance for rain is ahead Friday and Saturday.

  • Your weekend, OSU-Texas gameday forecast

    By Bradon Long | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Here's this weekend's forecast and a look at Austin for the OSU vs Texas game.

  • Pleasant days ahead in central Oklahoma, temperatures in the 80s

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    The early autumn weather in Oklahoma will be sunny with temperatures in the 80s. Skies will be mostly clear with a slight chance of rain Friday night.

  • Your 7-day forecast, the transition to fall

    Bradon Long | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Temperatures feel much more like late Spring and early Summer outside as an above average temperature swing continues across much of the state. The seven-day forecast reflects much of the same. Forecast for Oklahoma City: This week's forecast looks repetitive at best, but provides a beautiful weekend in store for state fairgoers. Winds will be light, thunderstorm chances will be small, but possible, mostly in the afternoon hours, and skies will be sunny. Seasonal transition to Fall: The autumnal equinox (Fall) details the passing of the Sun's direct rays over the Equator. The Sun's rays are furthest north (the Tropic of Cancer, 23.5 degrees north), closest to Oklahoma, on the first day of Summer.

  • Chance of rain in central Oklahoma Thursday morning, temperatures in the 80s

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    There is a chance for rain Thursday morning. Temperatures in the afternoon will be in the 80s.

  • Public viewings set in Oklahoma City area for Sunday's total lunar eclipse

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will hold three public viewings of the total lunar eclipse on Sunday night. Club members will set up telescopes and answer questions in Oklahoma City, Del City and Norman.

  • Autumn could bring more rainfall

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    Oklahoma is beginning fall with drought trying to creep back into the state.

  • Fall arrives with slightly cooler temperatures in central Oklahoma Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    The high temperature in Oklahoma City Wednesday will be in the 80s. The Oklahoma City forecast from the National Weather Service shows sunny skies.

  • Storms welcome Fall on Wednesday; 7-Day forecast

    Bradon Long | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    What kind of an Oklahoma welcome for Fall would it be without a little rain and wind? Another weak cold front will push through the state Wednesday, bringing with it the chance of showers and thunderstorms in northwestern Oklahoma in the afternoon and progressing towards the main body of the state into the evening and overnight hours. Risks include heavy rain and winds up to 50mph possible. Once the minor disruption passes through, we're in store for a beautiful, albeit warm, seven day forecast for the first full week of Fall.

  • High near 90 degrees in central Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Warm weather will return to central Oklahoma Tuesday. The high temperature in Oklahoma City will be near 90 degrees.

  • Oklahoma severe weather updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Sep 21, 2015

    Read updates below as storms and rainfall moved across Oklahoma Friday, Sept. 18.