As wet weather rolls through the area, folks tend to watch the skies warily.
Oklahomans know how quickly rough weather systems can escalate. Late Thursday afternoon, after several hours of off-and-on rainfall, several residents of the Healdton area reported clouds that appeared to be rotating and forming a tornado-like tail.
Alex Zwink, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said there was some subtle rotation in the area — but nothing significant.
“Tropical air masses like the one in southern Oklahoma now can lead to enhanced moisture,” Zwink said.
Carter County Emergency Management Director Paul Tucker said he’d been watching the radar all day and hadn’t seen anything concerning.
Early Thursday, the county’s emergency alert system notified residents of eastern Carter County of a flash flood warning. “There have been no reports of damage,” Tucker said.