Southeastern Oklahoma under flood, flash flood warning as storms dump heavy rainfall


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McALESTER, Oklahoma — The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Pittsburg County in southeastern Oklahoma, where up to a half-foot of rain has fallen in the past day.

The warning remains in effect until 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Forecasters say 2 to 4 inches of rain has fallen so far, with local amounts of 5 to 6 inches across central and southeastern parts of the county.

The weather service says flooding is possible in McAlester and other towns in the county.

A flash flood warning is in effect until 9:30 a.m. Thursday for Pushmataha and Latimer counties, also in southeastern Oklahoma. Those areas have seen 3 to 5 inches of rain, with an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain possible.

The rain is expected to taper off by early afternoon.

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