UPDATE: Central Oklahoma under a freeze watch for early Friday

All tornado watches have expired Thursday in southeast Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm •  Published: April 18, 2013

12:25 p.m. All tornado watches have expired in Oklahoma Thursday afternoon as the weather turns colder, the National Weather Service reports.

Central Oklahoma is under a freeze watch for early Friday. Temperatures could dip to 27 to 32 degrees early Friday.

9:40 a.m. A flood warning has been extended until Thursday evening in Pottawatomie County, the National Weather Service reports.

Moderate flooding has been reported in the Little River area near Tecumseh. The river is about 4 feet above flood stage.

The Little River has crested and will continue to go down, but low-lying areas are prone to flooding.

There are a number of roads in the county that have been washed out or have water in the roadway, said Lt. Joe McGirt with the Pottawatomie County sheriff's office. McGirt said he has not heard of any major flooding of homes or structures.

5:45 a.m. A flood warning is in effect for several counties in east central and northeast Oklahoma Thursday, the National Weather Service reports.

The warning is in effect until 10:30 a.m. for northwestern Muskogee County, northwestern Okfuskee County, Okmulgee County, southern Creek County, southern Tulsa County and western Wagoner County.

Heavy rain has been reported in the area with up to 5 inches falling in areas. Only minor flooding has been reported overnight but runoff will continue to cause creeks and streams to rise.

5 a.m. Tornado watches continue for parts of southeast, east central and northeast Oklahoma early Thursday, the National Weather Service reports.

There are 15 counties under tornado watches in Oklahoma until 6 a.m., the weather service reports.

The counties in southeast Oklahoma are Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Hughes, Johnston and Marshall and include the cities of Atoka, Coalgate, Durant, Holdenville, Madill and Tishomingo. Other counties included in the watch are Haskell, Latimer, McIntosh and Pittsburg. Counties in northeastern and east, central parts of the state under tornado watches are Cherokee, Muskogee, Sequoyah, Adair and Delaware.

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