...Significant Flooding Possible Tonight...
.Widespread thunderstorms are expected across the region this
evening and overnight, especially across southwest into central
Oklahoma. Due to recent rainfall, a potentially significant and
life threatening flooding event may occur, especially across
central Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area.
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a
* Flood Watch for flash flooding...flooding of creeks and
rivers...and flooding of low lying areas for a large part of
Oklahoma and all of western north Texas. In Texas, this watch
includes Quanah, Crowell, Vernon, Seymour, and Wichita Falls. In
Oklahoma, it includes Altus, Lawton, Ardmore, Elk City, Clinton
and Weatherford, Enid, the Oklahoma City Metro, Ponca City,
Stillwater, Shawnee, Seminole, and Ada.
* Through early Sunday morning.
* Extremely heavy rainfall associated with widespread
thunderstorms this evening and overnight.
* Due to saturated soils and bankfull rivers, the heavy rain that
is expected tonight could lead to significant and life
threatening flooding and flash flooding, especially across
central portions of Oklahoma.
* Avoid areas that normally flood during heavy rain and do not
drive into areas where water covers the road. Flooding is very
hard to see at night, so use extreme caution if you are
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.