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Oklahoma expected to see more rainfall this week

A pickup moves through a flooded 60th Ave SE near Rock Creek Rd. on Tuesday in Norman. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]

A pickup moves through a flooded 60th Ave SE near Rock Creek Rd. on Tuesday in Norman. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma will definitely see an impact as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, but the severity of that impact is yet to be determined.

Wednesday is expected to be wet across the state, meteorologist Alex Zwick with the National Weather Service in Norman, said.

"Lots of showers across the entirety of Oklahoma. Maybe not as much rainfall as we got down in Noble, which was about 5 inches," he said.

While Cleveland County did get drenched, the deluge didn't cause any damage or wash out any roads, emergency management said.

Several sites in central Oklahoma recorded more than an inch of rain, with more than 2 inches recorded in Spencer and Washington in the last day, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network.

There is a chance of continued flash flooding in low-lying areas like eastern Norman, Zwick said.

If Tropical Storm Gordon stays its course, the center will wash over the east near the Arkansas state line later this week, he said.

"A more direct impact would be Thursday and Friday, but that will depend on how it moves over time," Zwick said. "We will have an impact from it, but the severity, we're just not entirely sure."

Most of the state has rain chances between 40 and 60 percent on Wednesday, up to 80 percent in north-central Oklahoma, the weather service said.

Temperatures are expected to top out in the low 80s through the weekend, with a return to the mid-80s next week.

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<p>A road closed sign is posted on 60th Avenue at Lindsey Street on Tuesday in Norman. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]</p>

A road closed sign is posted on 60th Avenue at Lindsey Street on Tuesday in Norman. [Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman]

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