The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a flash flood warning for LeFlore County until 10 p.m. on Monday.
In addition to LeFlore County, the warning also is for east central Muskogee County, eastern Haskell, eastern Latimer County, northeastern Pushmataha County, Sequoyah County and southeastern Cherokee County.
At 3:55 p.m., the NWS Doppler radar indicated areas of light to moderate rain across the warned area. So far, two to three inches of rain has already fallen over portions of the area and flooding of low lying areas will likely continue.
Reports have closures have come out of LeFlore County, where the heaviest rains have fallen.
Runoff from the excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur. Drivers are urged to not drive vehicles into areas where water covers the road. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away most sport utility vehicles and trucks.