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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahomans across the state are preparing for a winter storm that will move into the state on Wednesday morning.

A winter storm warning has been issued for almost the entire state from Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday morning, freezing drizzle is expected to start in the Oklahoma City metro.

By noon on Wednesday, the freezing drizzle will mix with sleet before it changes to snow by the afternoon. Snow should move in to the metro by 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Snow is expected to become moderate to heavy Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

By Thursday, the main system moves across Oklahoma with light snow likely.

It looks like the heaviest snowfall totals will occur across eastern Oklahoma and the Panhandle. The metro area could see 4 to 8 inches of snow.

Snow totals
Snow totals

Southeastern Oklahoma could see the highest ice totals in the state, which could become dangerous when combined with the northern winds.

On Thursday, Oklahomans across the state will need to prepare for bitter temperatures with wind chills below zero.

Current models suggest that the Oklahoma City metro area could see 4 to 8 inches of snow, while portions of western and southwestern Oklahoma will see less snow due to a possible dry slot.