Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Oklahoma City From 6 PM Tonight to Noon Tomorrow (2/12/2012)


…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A MIXTURE OF SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING RAIN, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS LATE THIS AFTERNOON, THEN SPREAD EASTWARD OVER THE REST OF OKLAHOMA TONIGHT. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND POSSIBLY LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST ON MONDAY. WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY EARLY AFTERNOON MONDAY, ANY REMAINING PRECIPITATION THEREAFTER WILL BE RAIN.

* SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS: WIDESPREAD SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY, AVERAGING 2 INCHES OR LESS. ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE DUE TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE VERY LIGHT. SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA COULD SEE A FEW TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION BEFORE TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: ROADS, ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES, MAY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS DUE TO THE SNOW AND SLEET, AND A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE. SLICK CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ON UNTREATED SIDEWALKS AND PARKING LOTS. BE CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL. EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SNOW CAN MAKE ROADS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK AND DANGEROUS.

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