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Snow falling again in Oklahoma City area today; chances rise to 80 percent and up to 2 inches

Snow has hit southeast and south central Oklahoma, and the National Weather Service prediction has risen to 2 to 4 inches in some part of the state.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 5, 2011 at 10:37 am •  Published: February 4, 2011

More snow is falling today in Oklahoma City, adding to Tuesday's foot or more of snow and coating icy patches on roads that are causing traffic hazards.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. for central, south central and eastern Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City area, the National Weather Service reports. Large snowflakes began falling in Oklahoma City during the morning rush hour. Up to 2 inches of snow is expected in Oklahoma City.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for other counties in eastern Oklahoma until 9 p.m. today.

The weather service reported that 2 to 4 inches of snow was possible in a line from Love County in south central Oklahoma to southeastern parts of the state and northeast to Cherokee County, but the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported that as much as 6 inches had already fallen by noon along the Red River in southeastern Oklahoma.

The weather service has also lowered its predicted daytime high temperatures for Saturday and Sunday.

The Oklahoma City area forecast is as follows:

Today: Snow. High near 25. West, southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low around 16. Southwest wind between 7 and 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 39. West, southwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy with a low around 29. Southwest wind between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

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