Monday storms cause outages in Grady County

Lightning lit up the sky on Monday night. This is a view from Orchard Drive in Chickasha. Photo courtesy of Michael Healea. 

The thunderstorms that rocked the Oklahoma City Metro trickled down to Grady County, mostly in the form of lighting, hail and power outages. 

There were several lightning related outages in Chickasha. At one point, there were 2,278 PSO customers without power, according to Tim Hushbeck, PSO External Affairs. As of Tuesday morning, PSO was still working on restoring power to about 397 people. 

Tuttle and Blanchard also experienced power outages during the storm. Hushbeck said a co-op line broke loose in Tuttle, which also impacted Chickasha's power. 

Michael Scott, Tuttle Emergency Management, said there were some stoplights out in Tuttle. 

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet 24-hour rainfall radar, Chickasha received 1.10 inches of rainfall, while Minco had 1.70 inches of rainfall. 

There is a chance of rain this afternoon and tonight in Chickasha. Thunderstorms could linger the rest of the week, with a slight chance of thunderstorms in Chickasha Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Slightly cooler temperatures are included in the cloudy forecast. At the time of this report, highs will remain in the high 80s and low 90s, according to the National Weather Service. 

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