Winter Storm Warning Tuesday into Wednesday

Published: 02/04/2020, 10:01 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning has been expanded to midnight. A mix of sleet and freezing rain will continue spreading into northeast Oklahoma early Wednesday morning, transitioning to all snow along and north of I-44 by mid morning. The snow will be heavy at times this morning. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches can be expected, with the highest amounts currently forecast along the Interstate 44 corridor. Light snow will likely persist Wednesday afternoon and evening across northeast Oklahoma before the storm system exits the region Wednesday night. ORIGINAL STORY: A WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TUESDAY EVENING TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY. WHAT: Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. WHERE: Portions of central, southern and southwest Oklahoma and northern Texas. WHEN: From 9 PM Tuesday evening to 6 PM CST Wednesday. IMPACTS: Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Moderate to heavy snow will spread into the region early Wednesday morning and will continue through Wednesday evening before tapering off. Several inches of snow are possible, especially along the I-44 corridor. Significant travel impacts are becoming more likely, with road conditions deteriorating considerably between the morning and evening commute. Forecast snowfall amounts Tuesday night through Wednesday night suggests travel impacts should be expected across much of northeast Oklahoma. This will include both the morning and afternoon commutes on Wednesday. Road conditions may be impacted for several days across northeast Oklahoma.


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