Two Winter Storms…

will affect Oklahoma through Monday evening. There is some good news though. We won’t feel the brunt of either storm. Still, that doesn’t mean the weather won’t turn bad by Monday morning, including the possibility of some freezing drizzle in the central parts of the state.

Let’s look at Storm #1 first:

This storm will take a southerly track and will mainly affect East Texas, Northern Louisiana, and Southern Arkansas. It will impact South Central and Southeast Oklahoma, bringing a mixture of sleet and snow on Sunday. There could as much as 1-3″ of sleet and snow in extreme Southeast Oklahoma.

Here’s Storm #2:

Storm #2 is the more potent storm with the colder air. Snow is already flying in Nebraska and Kansas. By Sunday afternoon, light rain will mix with snow in the central and southern parts of the state. The snow will then begin to pick up late Sunday night. That blue area you see is where the more significant snowfall is forecasted. It should stay well north of Oklahoma. But again, that doesn’t mean we couldn’t see 2-4″ of snow in the counties that border Kansas.

The other concern is that we might see some freezing drizzle on Monday morning. It looks like it will be light and might coat, or glaze elevated surfaces. We’ll have to keep a close eye on whether it will impact travel, especially bridges and overpasses.

Here’s the latest advisory, watch and warning map. There is a Travelers Advisory for Atoka, Bryan, Johnston, Love and Marshall counties through 5pm Sunday.

Rusty

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