4:10 p.m.: State Emergency Management Department spokeswoman Keli Cain said officials continue to receive reports from emergency managers of damage and power outages.
Softball-size hail was reported in several areas, along with reports of wind up to 70 mph or more. A wind gust of 85 mph was recorded near Minco.
Officials have confirmed one tornado developed Tuesday in Canadian County, three miles southwest of Piedmont, Cain said.
She said OG&E reports 19,047 customers still are without power because of the storms. Of those customers, 11,157 outages are in Oklahoma City.
Contractors and crews are coming in from other parts of the state to assist with power restoration.
Transmission lines are down at NW 164 Street and Western Avenue, causing numerous outages in the area, she said.
3:20 p.m.: Casey Joseph, 25, of Edmond, was among those hurt in the storms Tuesday. She was walking across her living room when the hailstorm struck. Glass and hail came crashing down through the skylight, cutting her head.
“I didn't notice at first, my head hurt, of course, but I thought what was on my head was water from the rain coming through,” Joseph said. “I went into the bathroom and noticed I had blood running down the side of the head.
“I was a little dizzy. Just to be safe, I called EMSA. They came and checked it out, said it was superficial. I didn't want to tie them up, so I opted to stay home and clean up myself.”
Wednesday she said she has a headache, bump, and a healing 1-inch gash, but she is OK.
“It could have been a lot worse,” she said.
2:20 p.m.: Like many homeowners in The Village, Victoria Blair, 60, was outside cleaning up debris and tree limbs in her front yard Wednesday, while more storms are expected to hit Wednesday evening.
“Am I really stupid cleaning all this stuff up before tonight? I don't know,” she said. “I'm getting tired of being scared of the weather.”
Blair said her house at May Avenue and Manchester Drive sustained damage in a 2010 hailstorm. It destroyed her roof and broke shutters and windows, totaling $20,000 in damage.
She said her house endured Tuesday night's storm much better. To help, she brought her potted plants inside and covered her vehicle with quilts in the garage to make sure any broken glass didn't scratch it.
The power at her home went out about 9 p.m. Tuesday and still was out as of 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.
During the storm, Blair said she huddled with her greyhound inside a closet and waited out the hail.
“I'm lucky,” she said. “All my flowers and things I saved.”
Pam Walker, 56, of The Village, said her son wasn't so lucky. The back window of his vehicle sustained hail damage.
Downed trees, scattered leaves and tree limbs were spread out across the neighborhood.
Walker said she called her son to come home about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday when she noticed a green and light red sky above their house on Ridgeview Circle.
“It looked like two clouds were shaking hands before merging,” she said.
12:15 p.m.: EMSA paramedics responded to 95 calls between 7 and 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Oklahoma City metro area, including injuries from hail, broken glass, flying debris and car accidents.
Eight of those calls were for traumatic injuries, including six people hit by hail. Other injuries entailed a person who cut his or her hand on broken glass and a person who was hit by a loose road sign as people sought shelter under overpasses.
EMSA paramedics responded to two car accidents. In one, two people were taken in stable condition to local hospitals. In the second accident, a person was taken in critical condition and three were taken in stable condition to local hospitals. The critical patient had exited her vehicle and was hit by a vehicle that hydroplaned.
Five EMSA vehicles sustained hail damage, including broken windshields and body damage.
11:50 a.m.: Employees carried out food Wednesday morning from the Redrock Canyon Grill at Lake Hefner, pausing to look at the blackened roof that was burned in a fire shortly after midnight.
Oklahoma City fire Deputy Chief Marc Woodard said firefighters received a call about 12:10 a.m. about a fire at the restaurant. He said about 55 firefighters responded and were eventually able to extinguish the blaze.
Most of the roof was burned and damaged by the fire, Woodard said.
Hank Kraft, chief operating officers of the Hal Smith Restaurant Group, said fire officials think the fire was caused by lightning during the storms. He said they are trying to save food inside and will try to have the restaurant reopened as quickly as possible.
Woodard said the building was valued at $1 million, as well as the contents inside. Overall, he said the damage to the structure is a major loss for the restaurant.
10:55 a.m.: Windows were broken at Britton Elementary, 1215 NW 95, said Tierney Tinnin, a spokeswoman for Oklahoma City Public Schools. Cracked skylights were reported at Nichols Hills Elementary, 1301 W Wilshire Blvd., and Greystone Upper Elementary, 2401 NW 115 Terrace.
10:50 a.m.: Severe weather is possible Wednesday afternoon in northwestern parts of Oklahoma and storms could move into central parts of the state in the evening hours. Storms could start midafternoon across northern and western Oklahoma and sweep south and east. Baseball-size hail and winds gusts 75 mph are possible. People should cancel outdoor plans and pay attention to weather information and updates, the National Weather Service reports.
9:50 a.m.: Nearly 27,000 Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. customers remain without electricity systemwide. That number includes just shy of 26,000 customers in the Oklahoma City area.
9:30 a.m.: Fire officials in Edmond are reporting major fire damage to a hotel on Broadway. The early morning fire at Stratford House Inns, 3020 S Broadway, damaged about 90 percent of the roof, Maj. Kelly Lewis said. Hotel guests had to be evacuated when the fire broke out, Lewis said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
8:50 a.m.: A flood advisory for central Oklahoma has been extended to 9:45 a.m., the National Weather Service reports Wednesday morning. More than 27,000 electric customers in the Oklahoma City area and more than 28,000 customers system wide for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. are without power.
7:10 a.m.: Heavy rain with hail is hitting Bethany. People near Mueller Avenue are advised to stay in vehicles and inside buildings, according to Bethany police radio reports.
6:35 a.m.: Redrock Canyon Grill, 9221 Lake Hefner Parkway, was possibly hit by lightning about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, said fire Deputy Chief Marc Woodward. Firefighters arrived and found a small fire that quickly spread into the roof and a third alarm was sounded, Woodward said. “It is a good possibility lightning hit it,” Woodard said. The fire caused significant damage, but a dollar amount is not yet available. The building and contents are worth nearly $2 million.
6:30 a.m.: There are now over 39,000 Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. customers system wide without electricity, the OG&E website shows. Of those, more than 37,000 customers are in the Oklahoma City area.
6:05 a.m.: Firefighters rescued a woman from a vehicle that is stranded in high water at SW 44 and S Walker Avenue. Walker is being shut down between SW 44 and SW 39 at 6:05 a.m., according to Oklahoma City police radio reports.
5:55 a.m.: Northbound Broadway Extension is becoming impassable due to high water that is rising underneath the NW 50 bridge, according to Oklahoma City police radio reports. People are urged not to drive into high water across central Oklahoma as heavy rain continues Wednesday morning.
5:55 a.m.: More than 30,000 central Oklahoma electric customers are without power Wednesday morning, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. reports.
5:50 a.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southwest Oklahoma City, south Oklahoma City and Valley Brook. High winds, lightning and hail are headed across the south side of Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reports.
5:20 a.m.: Oklahoma County is under a flood advisory from the National Weather Service Wednesday morning.
Heavy rain in Oklahoma City is continuing at 5:30 a.m.
Up to 2 inches of rain fell in an hour, the weather service reports.
Urban drainage canals, creeks, streams and rivers are prone to minor flooding until about 7:15 a.m., the weather service reports.
Areas included in the advisory are West Elm Creek, North Fork of Little River, Crooked Oak Creek, Lightning Creek and Twin Creek. The Oklahoma River is also included in the advisory.
Here is the forecast for the Oklahoma City area:
Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly before 7 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy with a high near 88. East, southeast wind between 9 and 17 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. Mostly cloudy with a low around 63. Southeast wind 13 to 16 mph becoming northeast. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 77. North, northwest wind between 11 and 21 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 53. North, northwest wind between 9 and 17 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 74. Northwest wind between 9 and 13 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 57.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 83.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 66.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 70.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 87.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 68.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.