Waves of wintry weather expected to continue for Oklahoma

Several weather systems could bring wintry precipitation into next week, according to the National Weather Service
by Bryan Painter Published: February 1, 2014
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Winter in waves seems to be a common pattern this year.

A first wave was expected Friday night into Saturday with the possibility of some winter precipitation.

Moving forward after that, it will be important to continue to monitor weather forecasts for the next several days for changes, said Daryl Williams of the National Weather Service's Norman Forecast Office.

Williams said the highs Saturday in the Oklahoma City metro might climb to about 40 degrees.

“The daylight hours (Saturday) look pretty dry,” he said. “As midnight approaches tomorrow night, here we go again.”

The Oklahoma City metro may experience some of the wintry precipitation Sunday. But the heavier accumulations may be south of the metro. Sunday, snowfall totals could near or exceed 3 inches for portions of southern Oklahoma. Also Sunday, the southern Oklahoma City metro could see about a half-inch to an inch of snow.

The next round of precipitation will occur late Monday through early Tuesday for the Oklahoma City metro, before drier air moves into the region, decreasing precipitation chances across central Oklahoma.

The most significant snowfall Tuesday will likely occur across portions of northern and northwestern Oklahoma. The metro could see another inch or so of snow through Tuesday morning.

Travel problems are expected throughout areas of the state through “at least Tuesday,” including in the Oklahoma City metro, said Ryan Barnes of the National Weather Service in Norman.

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by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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