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Heavy rain expected for southeastern Oklahoma

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Apr 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 13:02:06-04

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Forecasters say heavy rainfall is possible in southern and southeastern Oklahoma as a storm system moves across the state.

The National Weather Service in Norman says a few strong storms are possible on Sunday. Precipitation will push into eastern Oklahoma Sunday afternoon and northwest Arkansas by Sunday night.

Periods of heavy rainfall are likely, with the greatest amounts over far southeastern Oklahoma. A few storms may be severe, but cloud cover and ongoing heavy showers and thunderstorms will keep the risk of tornados low.

The storm system has already dropped more than 7 inches of rain in Frederick in far southwestern Oklahoma. Forecasters say rainfall is dissipating over western Oklahoma but will likely remain heavy along the Red River in southern Oklahoma.

Thunderstorms will remain possible in Oklahoma through Thursday.

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