Flash flooding possible Friday

Heavy rain in Yukon area forecast

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper is reportedly involved in an accident near the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and Mustang Road Friday morning on eastbound I-40.

There is a chance for heavy rain Friday afternoon and evening in the Yukon area, the National Weather Service reported.

Grady and Oklahoma counties are under a flash flood watch until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Dark clouds move 4 miles southeast of Piedmont in northeast Canadian County Friday afternoon.

Canadian County’s hazardous weather outlook shows a chance for thunderstorms with downpours Friday in areas. Up to 2 inches of rain is possible in areas east of Yukon.

The Yukon area forecast follows:

A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind 6 to 13 mph becoming east, northeast after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. West southwest wind around 7 mph becoming east northeast in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.