Storms, Showers Bring Relief For Parts Of Eastern Oklahoma

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 4:56 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma – A line of showers and storms moved across central and eastern portions of Oklahoma Tuesday afternoon, bringing much needed rain and relief from the extreme heat.

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Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties, including McClain, Grady, Cleveland, Oklahoma, and Canadian counties.

According to OG&E's website, the storm knocked out electricity to more than 13,000 customers in Oklahoma City, Del City, Midwest City, Guthrie, Warr Acres and Yukon.

The rain was welcome news as many parts of the state are dealing with a drought. Most of eastern Oklahoma is currently experiencing a moderate drought, while western parts of the state are exceptionally dry.

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Tuesday's storms also brought relief from the excessive heat.  The high in the Tulsa area was expected to be 102 degrees, but temperatures dropped to 87 degrees as the storms moved through.