Major Winter Storm impacting Oklahoma with ice, sleet, snow and flooding

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A WINTER STORM WARNING  has been issued for Western Oklahoma for 6PM Saturday through 6PM Monday.  A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Central Oklahoma for Saturday evening through Monday afternoon.  A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Central, Southern and Eastern Oklahoma through Sunday night.

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A major storm system is already affecting us as moisture streams across Oklahoma from the south. Heavy rain and storms will move into central, southern, and eastern Oklahoma throughout the entire day. Severe storms are possible in southeastern Oklahoma with the main threats being golf ball size hail, wind gusts to 65mph, and flooding rainfall. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out, but conditions are not very favorable.

Rain will transition to ice and sleet for central and western Oklahoma tonight into Sunday morning. We may end up with a quarter to half an inch of ice before the end of the day. Combine the ice with wind speeds of 30-40mph and we’re looking at downed power lines and tree branches widespread across cities west of I-44.

Thundersnow and thundersleet are possible Sunday morning in central and western Oklahoma. Blizzard conditions will begin early Sunday in western Oklahoma and continue through Monday! The “bulls-eye” for snow totals keeps changing, however, models are consistently showing the heaviest snow occurring in west Texas and northwestern Oklahoma. Snow is still possible for the Metro, depending on how far east the “bulls-eye” of snow moves. The system will move out by late Monday.

Stay tuned for updates!