Forecasted Rain Prompts Flood Warnings, Watches Across Oklahoma


Saturday, June 13th 2015, 11:01 am
By: News On 6


With overnight rain, and potential for more over the next week, the chance of flooding has returned to several Oklahoma counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Craig, McCurtain, Nowata, Ottawa and Rogers counties in Oklahoma until 9:00 Sunday morning.

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It advises anyone in the warning areas to not drive vehicles into areas covered by water, saying it only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away most SUVs and pickups.

The NWS has also issued a Flash Flood Watch until 1 p.m. Sunday for Cleveland, Craig, Creek, Kay, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Noble, Nowata, Oklahoma, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.

According to News On 6 Meteorologist, Stephen Nehrenz, here in the Tulsa area, the chance of rain has cleared off, for now, allowing temperatures to warm up into the afternoon but that the chance of rain isn't gone.

“Us clearing out right now, more than likely will set us up for a chance for some more storms to redevelop later on today as we head into the afternoon hours,” he said.

The chance of rain isn't going away anytime soon, as the current forecast shows a chance of rain anywhere between 20 and 70 percent into next week.