Flash flood watch issued for parts of Oklahoma

Monday, August 15th 2005, 6:16 am
By: News On 6

A flash flood watch is in effect for much of Oklahoma today as heavy rain continues to fall over the state.

The National Weather Service says locally heavy rainfall of between two and four inches has fallen in the past two days.

Flash flood warnings were issued for Pottawatomie and Seminole counties in central Oklahoma.

Clinton received more than 2.6 inches of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 7 PM. Guthrie received about two inches and Tulsa received almost 1.5 inches.

Forecasters say a slow-moving cold front will combine with moist air across the region to produce additional heavy rainfall. An additional two to four inches of rainfall is likely and could cause flooding in low-lying areas.

A flash flood watch covers western, central, southern and southeastern Oklahoma.