The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a flash flood watch in effect from this evening through Monday night and much of eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas.
A potent upper level storm system will move into the area late this evening with bands of heavy thunderstorms and heavy rainfall likely to spread into eastern Oklahoma on Sunday and into northwest Arkansas on Monday morning.
One to two inches of rain is expected through Monday night with up to four inches possible in some areas. This amount along with the recent heavy rain could lead to excess runoff.
A flash flood watch means rapidly rising water or flooding is possible. If you are in the watch area, keep informed and be ready for quick action if flash flooding is observed or a warning is issued.
In addition to LeFlore County, other counties in Oklahoma include Adair, Cherokee, Choctaw, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.
Arkansas counties include Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Sebastian and Washington.