Winter Storm Warning Underway (Updated: 12:35 p.m.)


Wednesday, February 2nd 2022, 12:35 pm

Temperatures will start falling below freezing during the day with gusty north winds. Heavier wintry precipitation is expected in the evening and nighttime hours.

Here are the details from News On 6 Meteorologist Alan Crone:

The winter storm warning remains for most of the state and the surrounding region Wednesday afternoon, tonight, and part of Thursday. Periods of sleet and snow will expand across the area from the southwest this afternoon and evening creating periods of hazardous travel conditions. Locations across southeastern Oklahoma will experience substantial freezing rain before changing to some sleet and snow late tonight. Northeast winds from 20 to 35 mph later this evening may contribute to some power grid issues across these far southeastern Oklahoma, where freezing rain will occur.

Winter Storm Warning Underway (Updated: 12:35 p.m.)

Locations along both sides of I-44 southward to near the I-40 zone will experience a fast transition from sleet to snow later this afternoon and evening supporting snowfall amounts from 6 to 8 inches, with some locally higher amounts possible. Some thundersnow will be possible in a few bands later tonight. Strong north winds also support blowing snow contributing to hazardous travel.

Temperatures will continue to drop into the lower 20s across northern OK and eventually below freezing across southeastern OK later this afternoon and evening. Wind chill values in the teens will be likely.

Winter Storm Warning Underway (Updated: 12:35 p.m.)

Thursday morning lows are expected in the teens with wind chills in the subzero range for the morning hours. Thursday afternoon highs are expected in the upper teens and lower 20s. Some additional snow is possible during the early morning to midday periods Thursday.

Winter Storm Warning Underway (Updated: 12:35 p.m.)

Winter Storm Warning Underway (Updated: 12:35 p.m.)

Winter Storm Warning Underway (Updated: 12:35 p.m.)

Winter Storm Warning Underway (Updated: 12:35 p.m.)