OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The National Weather Service’s Norman office has issued Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood warnings for Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Oklahoma City, Del City and Bethany until 4 p.m. The Flash Flood Warning is in effect in those areas until 6:45 p.m.
The Weather Service also issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Edmond, Midwest City and Choctaw until 4:30 p.m.
The metro began experiencing a powerful downpour shortly after 3 p.m.
“It is just pouring,” KFOR Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan said. “Rainfall rates are running two to three inches per hour, so visibilities drop on down to close to zero in these heavy to occasionally severe storms, and they’re not moving very much as well.”
Mike said 50 to 60 mile per hour winds are possible as well.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout Friday evening.