Strong thunderstorms in central Oklahoma Wednesday

Thunderstorms are moving into the Oklahoma City area Wednesday morning.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 24, 2013

6:50 a.m. Storms have knocked out power to 4,658 electric customers in the Oklahoma City area Wednesday morning, Oklahoma Gas & Electric. Co. website shows. There are 14, 257 customers statewide without power Wednesday morning, the website shows. Check for weather updates.

6:15 a.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 6:30 a.m. for parts of Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain counties. Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. website shows power has been knocked out to 3,250 customers in the Oklahoma City area Wednesday morning. There are 13,491 outages statewide, the OG&E website shows. Check for updates. .

5:40 a.m. Power has been knocked out to 2,924 Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. customers Wednesday morning in thunderstorms, the OG&E website shows.

There are 13,617 power outages reported statewide.

Heavy rain and lightning are moving through the Oklahoma City area. Check for weather updates.

5:10 a.m.Thunderstorms are moving into the Oklahoma City area Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service reports.

Storms are reported in the Crescent area and the Arcadia area that are moving southeast. Storms are capable of producing rain, hail up to the size of nickels and winds up to 40 mph.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for Pawnee and west central Osage counties until 6:30 a.m., the weather service reports.

Check for weather updates.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 100. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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