Slow moving, heavy rainfall is causing flash flooding in parts of Oklahoma.
Rains began Wednesday in Altus, and by nightfall, 1/2” was measured. Overnight rainfall measured 3”, 1.02 of which fell after midnight. Due to the slow moving rains that are still in the forecast today, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for most of the state, including Altus and Jackson County. There is also a slight chance for severe weather.
Because the rains are slow moving, the primary threat from these storms is flash flooding, but could also include some hail and wind damage.
The weather service says the flooding will likely damage crops and pastures and affect rural roads along the river.
Forecasters say some areas could see 2 to 5 inches of rain through Friday.