Preliminary Reports Show 8 Tornadoes Touched Down In Central OK
Tuesday's morning commute was interrupted by multiple tornado warnings in the eastern parts of the metro.
The tornado-warned storms cropped up along the line as it made its way northeast through the metro from as south as Lake Thunderbird in Cleveland County and as north as eastern Edmond.
One area of spin-up was spotted near Lake Thunderbird in Cleveland County, and the other was spotted by News 9 StormTrackers Val and Amy Castor near Interstates 44 and 35.
In Midwest City, several cars were found overturned and a roof was torn off after the heavy line of storms made its way through the area.
Wow! Look at this damage left behind here from these storms. Fire crews on scene tell us they are sending pictures to meteorologists in the area to get confirmed what rolled through this parking lot. This is JCPenney near the air force base. @NEWS9 pic.twitter.com/Rt31Jn020y— Ashley Holden News 9 (@ashleyvholden) October 9, 2018
High winds also caused damage in southwest Oklahoma City when a firefighters had to remove a trampoline from a power line in the 2400 block of SW 81 Street.
Several parts of the metro lost power due to the strong storms. At a motel in northeast Oklahoma City near Frontier City, two people had to be rescued from an elevator after the power went out, according to News 9 reporter Chris Gilmore.
The area around Frontier City sustained damage after a tornado-warned storm passed the area.
The Oklahoma City Zoo was closed due to a power outage and some minor tree damage. They said they will reassess at noon to determine if they will open later in the day.
Periods of rain and storms will continue ahead of a cold front that will arrive Tuesday.
Some severe weather and flooding will continue into the afternoon Wednesday.
All modes of severe weather will be possible Wednesday afternoon.
The fall pattern sets up with 40s and 50s for lows and highs in the 60s and 70s.
9 DAY: FALL TIME RETURNS TO OKLAHOMA! You can officially grab your favorite spiced coffee drink! Rain likely thru the day. Flooding and a few severe storms possible. Much cooler starting tomorrow. Weekend rain could change to snow NW on Sunday. 30's for lows Monday!@news9 #okwx pic.twitter.com/bWshkilkBK— Jed Castles News 9 (@JedCastles) October 9, 2018
A pacific tropical storm will move overhead starting Friday. This will bring heavy rain back to the state on Saturday.
A stronger front pushes in late weekend. Lows in the 30s will spread in the state for the coldest air of the season. Some frost looks possible. That would be good news to start nipping the ragweed!