Only minor damage was reported in the City of Edmond Tuesday evening as a line of severe thunderstorms with small twisters spread across central Oklahoma.
The nearest tornado was spotted on the ground in northeast Oklahoma City south of Arcadia Lake and near Luther. No lives were lost in the state.
City of Edmond spokesman Casey Moore said the city experienced a power outage Tuesday night that lasted about two hours. Most of the 2,900 power outages occurred from 10-11:30 p.m., Moore said.
“Most of the people that were affected were in the southwest part of town,” Moore said. “Outages were scattered in the community but everyone was back on late last night.”
Residents weathered the storm in good shape other than just a little bit of clean-up for people, Moore said.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 7,990 outages statewide.
Additional severe weather expected later this week Showers and thunderstorms likely after 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of precipitation in Edmond Thursday is 60 percent.
On Friday showers and thunderstorms are likely with mostly cloudy conditions with a high near 72 degrees. East-southeast winds 11-16 mph could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation Friday is 70 percent.
Friday night showers and thunderstorms will likely continue before 1 a.m. Saturday with a low around 59.