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Live blog: Rain, severe weather march across Oklahoma

Tornado warnings have been issued in the state.

Follow along and get up-to-the-minute information about other warnings, damage, and local conditions.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:02 pm

A tornado warning has been issued for McClain, Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties. The warning remains in effect until 3:30 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:06 pm

Purcell school officials say they are holding students inside the building.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:06 pm

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:09 pm

Circulation is being recorded just south of Purcell. Residents in Purcell and Lexington need to take their tornado precautions.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:09 pm

In addition to dangerous storms, parts of Purcell are also seeing flooding.

Rebecca Cantrell May 19, 20153:11 pm

Chickasha – Curtis Shay

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:11 pm

Norman school officials are holding buses and walkers, but parents may pick up their children.

Rebecca Cantrell May 19, 20153:14 pm

Lexington schools are taking tornado precautions right now.

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20153:17 pm

Chickasha/ Cassandra Aycox 

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20153:18 pm

Looking NE from Lindsay/ Jeremy Taylor 

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:20 pm

Tecumseh schools are holding buses, but parents can still pick up their children.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:22 pm

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:26 pm

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20153:29 pm

4th Street in Chickasha/ Wade James

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:32 pm

Tornado warning for Cleveland and McClain counties will remain in effect until 4:30 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:34 pm

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:35 pm

Noble schools had already released some students on buses, but those buses returned as the storm formed. Children will be held at the school.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:36 pm

Bethel schools are also holding all of their buses as students and faculty take tornado precautions.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:36 pm

Tornado warning has been issued for Tillman and Cotton counties until 4 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:38 pm

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:41 pm

Students in McLoud are taking their tornado precautions. 

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:46 pm

Flash flood warning issued for Washita, Caddo, Comanche, Jackson, Canadian, Tillman, Custer and Kiowa counties until 6:30 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:54 pm

A tornado warning has been issued for northwestern Pottawatomie and east central Cleveland counties. It will remain in effect until 4:30 p.m.

Rebecca Cantrell May 19, 20153:55 pm

West Main St., Norman – Stephanie Gerlach

Rebecca Cantrell May 19, 20153:56 pm

Residential street flooding in Moore – Mitzi Hargrave

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20153:59 pm

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20154:17 pm

Norman police say there is a hole in the Hwy 9 bridge, over I-35. The hole is located in the westbound lane of Hwy 9 to southbound I-35. Vehicles are being forced to detour from the area. 

M.DeLaTorre May 19, 20154:23 pm

Nicole Pinnell, Hobart

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20154:25 pm

Seeworth Academy’s graduation, which was originally scheduled for 6 p.m., has been canceled.

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20154:27 pm

Round two of heavy rain is on the way to the metro. Flash flooding could become an issue. Stay weather aware.

M.DeLaTorre May 19, 20154:35 pm

Tornado Warning canceled for Pottawatomie County

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20154:39 pm

Jeopardy will air Wednesday (tomorrow) morning at 2-2:30 a.m. You will need to set your DVR to record ‘Mad Money’. That is what will show you in your TV guide/menu. 

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20154:45 pm

Residents near Walters need to take their tornado precautions as a strong storm moves through the area.

M.DeLaTorre May 19, 20154:45 pm

Tornado Warning issued for Comanche County until 5:15 p.m.

M.DeLaTorre May 19, 20154:54 pm

Tornado Warning canceled for Tillman County

Rebecca Cantrell May 19, 20155:01 pm

REMINDER: There is a confirmed hole in the State Highway 9 bridge,
over I-35. The hole is in the State Highway 9 westbound to I-35 southbound
ramp. ALL VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN THAT DIRECTION IS CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING. ODOT
is working to make sure the roadway is passable but for now it is closed.
Please find another route to your destination. Lindsey St. will get you on I-35
southbound as an alternative.

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KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20155:03 pm

Westbound I-40 narrowed near Penn Ave. and Agnew
The right three lanes of westbound I-40 is closed between Penn Ave. and Agnew to repair a hole
in the road. Drivers should expect delays, and are encouraged to use an
alternate route. All lanes will be reopened by 7 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:03 pm

The flash flood warning that was issued for central Oklahoma has been extended until 9:45 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:07 pm

Drivers in Norman are encouraged to avoid the area of McGee & Lindsey. The road is closed for flooding.

M.DeLaTorre May 19, 20155:08 pm

Tornado Warning canceled for Comanche County

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:11 pm

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:15 pm

A tornado warning for Cotton, Stephens and Jefferson counties is in effect until 6:15 p.m.

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20155:25 pm

Nelia Rodgers

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:25 pm

Strong storm is moving into Corum. A tornado warning has been issued for the area.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:28 pm

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20155:41 pm


Westbound SH-9 ramp to southbound I-35 is closed until further notice to repair a hole the bridge. Crews are on site, however due to inclement weather there is no estimated completion time for repairs. Drivers should use the westbound SH-9 off-ramp to northbound I-35, then the off-ramp to Lindsey St. and use the Lindsey St. on-ramp to southbound I-35. Drivers are urged to use caution through this area and to locate an alternate route if possible.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:43 pm

A strong storm near Amber has increasing rotation. There is not a tornado warning with it, but residents should stay weather aware.

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20155:47 pm

Here is a link to watches and warnings http://kfor.com/weather/warnings/

KFOR-TV Digital Desk May 19, 20155:47 pm

Tornado Warning for Stephens County until 6:15 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20155:54 pm

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20156:03 pm

Tornado warning allowed to expire for storm over Velma. At this point, there are no tornado warnings in effect.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20156:10 pm

A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 6:30 p.m. for Murray, Carter, Garvin and Stephens counties.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20156:26 pm

A tornado warning is in effect for Jefferson County until 6:45 p.m.

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20156:27 pm

M.DeLaTorre May 19, 20156:30 pm

Tornado Warning for Jefferson County

KFOR-TV & K. Querry May 19, 20156:35 pm

Some roads in Norman are starting to fill with water. Be careful around flooding.