Freezing rain, snow possible New Year's morning

Rain across much of the state Monday could turn to freezing rain and snow overnight, forecasters said.
BY BRYAN DEAN Staff Writer bdean@opubco.com Modified: December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am •  Published: December 31, 2012

Oklahoma City could get freezing rain and snow to start 2013, forecasters said Monday.

Soggy roads greeted morning commuters, but the Oklahoma City area avoided snow that was expected in the far north part of the state and into Kansas.

Temperatures remained above freezing Monday morning in Oklahoma City, keeping the precipitation that fell from a slow-moving system in the form of rain.

Freezing temperatures could make wet roads dangerous in the evening hours, and icy conditions have made roads slick in the northwest part of the state, transportation officials said.

National Weather Service forecasters said the rain is expected to continue through noon, with light fog possible in the afternoon hours and drizzle through the evening.

Freezing rain and snow are in the forecast for the early morning hours Tuesday, with half an inch of snow possible. The high is expected to be 32 degrees.

Officials with the state Transportation Department said the combination of wet roads iced over in freezing temperatures with a layer of freezing rain or snow on top could be especially hazardous.

Highs are expected to climb to the low 40s Wednesday and Thursday, with lows in the low 20s.


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