10:45 a.m. Freezing temperatures continue to cause power outages across the Oklahoma City area as trees and limbs fall on power lines. There are 757 electric customers in Nichols Hills and 527 customers in north Oklahoma City without power, according to the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. website.
7:10 a.m. A power outage affecting 1,126 electric customers in Nichols Hills has been reported by the Oklahoma gas & Electric Co. website. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.
5:15 a.m. Thunderstorms have moved into northwest Oklahoma City with heavy rain and lightning. Lightning strikes have caused small power outages, set alarms off and knocked out traffic signal lights. Lights at NW 39 Expressway at Council Road are out, according to Bethany police radio reports. There are 77 power outages in north Oklahoma City reported on the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. website. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.
4:30 a.m. Although the calendar says it's spring, a winter weather advisory has been issued for half of Oklahoma Wednesday.
From southwest Oklahoma to the Bartlesville area in northeast Oklahoma, along a line mostly west of Interstate 44, conditions will be wintry until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Falling temperatures, freezing rain and high winds are possible.
Power outages are possible and tree limbs may break under the weight of ice in strong northwest winds, the weather service reports. Motorists should be prepared for slick spots on bridges or overpasses, the weather service reports.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Wednesday: Rain and freezing rain possibly mixed with sleet becoming all freezing rain after 8 a.m. then gradually ending. Some thunder is also possible. High near 45. North, northwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 30. North, northwest wind 11 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 55. West, northwest wind 9 to 18 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 35. North wind 7 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 58. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 43.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible after 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy with a low around 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 73.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 55.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 74.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 54.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny with a high near 77.