developing: Shawnee man hospitalized after assault, two men arrestedLive video: Day 21 of Oklahoma opioid trial

NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Severe weather possible for much of central Oklahoma through Friday night

Advertisement
Areas of Oklahoma could see life-threatening flood conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
Areas of Oklahoma could see life-threatening flood conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

Most of the state, including central Oklahoma, is at risk for severe weather Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe storms are impacting western parts of the state as of early Friday afternoon. Threats with the storms include wind gusts up to 80 mph, hail up to the size of golf balls and a low potential for tornadoes.

The weather service is also warning of “life-threatening flooding,” with the highest impact areas being in central and northern Oklahoma.

Over the last seven days, areas in central Oklahoma have seen rainfall totals in excess of 6 inches, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network. In El Reno, 7.47 inches of rain has fallen in a week, while 8.6 inches of rain have fallen in the same time period in Stillwater.

There is potential for more severe weather Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, according to the weather service.

On Friday, Gov. Kevin Stitt amended a state of emergency to cover all 77 counties in the state following severe weather and flooding.

Related Photos
Areas of Oklahoma could see life-threatening flood conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

Areas of Oklahoma could see life-threatening flood conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bba4a2638491a9a6d7f224d3c2796a1f.jpg" alt="Photo - Areas of Oklahoma could see life-threatening flood conditions, according to the National Weather Service." title="Areas of Oklahoma could see life-threatening flood conditions, according to the National Weather Service."><figcaption>Areas of Oklahoma could see life-threatening flood conditions, according to the National Weather Service.</figcaption></figure>
Comments