• Flash flooding, strong storms impact Green Country

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    Warnings/Watches:

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    • Tornado Watch for Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee and Tulsa County until 5 a.m.
    • Flash Flood Warning for Osage and Pawnee County until 12:45am Tuesday.
    • Flash Flood Warning for Cherokee, Craig, Delaware and Mayes County until 1:00am Tuesday.
    • Flash Flood Warning for Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers and Washington County until 2:45am Tuesday.
    • Flash Flood Warning for Creek, Mayes, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner County until 2:45 a.m. 

     

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    What to you need to know:

    May in Oklahoma is the time of year to make sure everyone in your family is prepared for storms.

    The majority of Oklahoma is dealing with storm chances throughout the day and into the evening/overnight hours with the highest chance of severe weather to the west of Green Country.

    Stay with the FOX23 Severe Weather Team as we track all the storm chances on-air, online, and on the FOX23 Weather App.

    BE PREPARED:

    CLICK HERE: Schools and businesses announced closings as the storm system developed

    All types of severe weather are possible. Damaging winds, large hail, flooding concerns, and tornadoes are all possible with these storms. These storms will be packing a punch in Green Country. Winds 70-80 mph, half dollar to golf ball sized hail, along with the high tornado potential and the risk for flooding concern because of rainfall totals likely in the 2-4 inch range with some locally higher amounts.

    Severe Storm Planner May 20 - May 24
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    Going into Tuesday, more severe weather will be possible, especially for the morning and first part of the afternoon.

    Storms will develop well to the west of Green Country on Monday but move towards the viewing area in the overnight hours. These storms will form into a line getting into the FOX23 viewing area by Tuesday morning.

    Severe Storm Chances for Monday, May 20, 2019
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    More severe weather is likely with these storms, especially a wind threat and the chance for some spin-up tornadoes along the leading edge of this line of storms.

    These storms will make their way through Eastern Oklahoma through Tuesday morning and part of the afternoon. They should be gone by the evening, allowing for things to calm down for a few days.

    There is a large concern for flooding conditions on Monday and Tuesday

    With all the already SOAKED ground and the lakes/rivers being full, flooding is going to be a BIG concern through the next few days.

    2-4" of rain is likely in northwestern portions of Green Country. Some places could see higher rainfall amounts, closer to 6 inches.

    Storm Impacts for Monday, May 20, 2019
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    Ahead of all this rain, a FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the majority of the area. The watch is in place through Tuesday evening.

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