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Oklahoma City to receive snow tonight, forecasters say

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm •  Published: December 29, 2009

As a winter storm system made its way to the Oklahoma/Texas border ahead of schedule this afternoon, forecasters now predict that snow activity across the Oklahoma City metro area will begin around 5 p.m. Earlier predictions had snowfall arriving about 6 p.m.

Snow will begin across western north Texas and southwest Oklahoma early this afternoon and spread north and east.

The storm system should reach the Lawton area by about 2 p.m., and will reach areas from Clinton to Durant before hitting the metro, according to the National Weather Service.

Snowfall will continue northeast to the Alva and Ponca City areas by about 8 p.m., forecasters said.

Scattered accumulations of one to two inches are possible late today and tonight throughout southwest and central Oklahoma.

Meteorologists predict that most of the snow will fall along and northwest of Interstate 44.

Farther east the snow is expected to mix with rain during the afternoon, but accumulations up to one inch are still possible.