Oklahoma Could See Up To 3 Inches Of Rain Through Thursday
I hope no one else got to work this morning and forgot something in their car like I did. I'm dreading running out there and getting soaked. And it doesn't look like the rain will be letting up for Oklahoma anytime soon.
All day yesterday the sky looked like it wanted to pour down rain. We got a few sprinkles here and there, but nothing like the local weather teams had predicted. But the rains finally came overnight and Oklahomans woke up with heavy rain and a few rumbles of thunder.
Rain is expected to continue throughout the day and into midday Thursday. Various areas of Oklahoma could see anywhere from 1.5 to 3 inches of rain.
With heavy rains brings risk of flash flooding.
The potential for flash flooding with all this rain has increased since these storms were previously predicted. Much of Oklahoma will have a slight risk of flash flooding, while others will have a marginal risk. According to the National Weather Service in Norman, the heaviest rainfall is expected through mid-afternoon today.
Oklahomans can never rule out severe weather!
As per usual with spring weather in Oklahoma, we can never rule out a severe thunderstorm or two. Areas south of I-40 in Oklahoma have a marginal chance of severe thunderstorms that could include up to golf bail size hail and wind speed up to 60 miles per hour. The tornado threat is "very low," but still, can't be ruled out 100 percent.
Stay weather aware this afternoon!
It's always hard to predict the timing of the weather. But the National Weather Service in Norman is estimating that much of Oklahoma could see severe weather sometime this afternoon through the early evening hours.
Even though the tornado risk is very low in Oklahoma, the National Weather Service in Norman is keeping a close eye on our friends North Texas, specifically Seymour and Wichita Falls.
Turn around, don't drown!
We should definitely enjoy the rain, as Oklahoma needs it! But if you're out and about, please remember to turn around, don't drown. And always stay weather aware!