Severe storms made their way to eastern Oklahoma as flooding and tornadoes started threatening several areas around 4:30 Monday afternoon. The severe weather made its way out of Oklahoma Monday evening, but flooding will remain a concern through Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware Haskell, Latimer, Mayes, McCurtain, Muskogee, Nowata, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Sequoyah counties until 1:30 Tuesday morning. And several counties are under a Flood Warning until 8:30 Tuesday evening.
According to the NWS, Choctaw, Creek LeFlore, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties are under a Flash Flood Watch until Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings for Oklahoma counties, but all were able to expire around 6:30 Monday evening. As storms made their way east by late Monday night.
Just before 5:45 the NWS said tornado debris was detected by radar west of Poteau, moving north/northeast. Damage has been reported all around the area, including a mobile home that was flipped on its side, down power lines and a cell tower that was split.
The damage may have been the result of a possible tornado or high wind damage.
According to the Cherokee County Emergency Management, a road near the Stick Ross Mountain area, just south of Tahlequah, has collapsed. They also said several people are without power due to a lightning strike.
While storms quieted down Monday evening, more rain is forecasted for Tuesday evening.
Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer said there is a chance of large hail and damaging winds with the storms.
Once we get beyond that, Meyer said we may finally get a break, but said two to three more inches of rain is expected to fall the rest of the week.