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UPDATE: Flood warning issued in Oklahoma Thursday

More heavy rain is expected Thursday in Oklahoma. Much of the state is under a flash flood watch and parts are under a flood warning
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm •  Published: July 17, 2014

11:55 a.m. By 11:50 a.m. Thursday, the Oklahoma Mesonet site at Altus had recorded more than 4 inches of rain within the last 24 hours. Also, Spencer, in central Oklahoma, had received 3.39 inches of rain in that time period and the Oklahoma City-North Mesonet weather network station had recorded 2.93 inches.

9:10 a.m. As of 9:05 a.m., the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network station at Altus in southwestern Oklahoma had received 4.69 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. This area continues to battle drought and has done so since about October 2010, according to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.

8:20 a.m. As of 8:10 a.m. Thursday, the Oklahoma Mesonet site near Wilshire and the Broadway Extension in north Oklahoma City had recorded 2.5 inches of rain since midnight. The Mesonet site at Durant had received 2.49 inches in that time period.

6:40 a.m. A flood warning has been issued for areas along the Little River east of Lake Thunderbird near Macomb in Pottawatomie County to Seminole County Thursday, the National Weather Service reports. The warning is in effect until 1:15 p.m. A flood advisory was issued until 7:15 a.m. for parts of east central Oklahoma in the Ada area. Check for weather updates.

5:30 a.m. Most of Oklahoma remains under a flash flood watch Thursday, the National Weather Service reports.

There are 37 counties under the watch until 1 p.m. Friday in northern, central and southern parts of the state as a storm system continues to move south, southeast.

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