- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A flood watch is in effect in southern Oklahoma following heavy rainfall in the area.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday the flood watch will remain in effect until Thursday morning. Forecasters say another 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is possible in the region through Thursday.

The watch indicates that flash flooding Is likely along creeks and rivers as well as low-lying areas. The watch area includes the towns of Waurika and Ringling.

Forecasters say additional storms are likely across southern Oklahoma Wednesday and Thursday although the risk of severe storms is low. Rain will diminish from west to east on Thursday but there’s a chance of storms each day through Saturday.

Weather patterns will shift late in the week, marking the beginning of several days of calm weather.

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