The slow-moving nature of the storm will mean another round of flooding and severe thunderstorms along the same corridor from Friday into Saturday.
The National Weather Service reported a tornado touchdown in the area just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends University has canceled classes for the day and closed due to the threat of severe weather.
There is an enhanced risk of potentially unsafe weather across central Oklahoma after 4 p.m.
"Storms will be moving very quickly this afternoon, in excess of 45 miles per hour".
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 4 p.m. In 2011, when devastating tornadoes struck in Joplin, Missouri, and in Alabama and MS, 111 of the 551 people killed nationwide in tornadoes, or 20 percent, were in mobile homes, according to the Storm Prediction Center website. The severe potential for Friday will be assessed further later today and will be discussed in tomorrow's email. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. "A few strong tornadoes are possible." the forecast office said Thursday morning.