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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Winter weather advisory in effect

  • The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a winter weather advisory that remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday, with freezing rain and sleet possible in most areas of Oklahoma.
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  • The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a winter weather advisory that remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday, with freezing rain and sleet possible in most areas of Oklahoma.
     
    A strong arctic cold front passed through the area Thursday, with temperatures falling from the mid-60s in the Shawnee area to about just above freezing late Thursday night, with lows overnight expected to be in the 20s.
     
    The NWS reported freezing drizzle would be possible as late as Saturday morning, with accumulations expected on elevated surfaces such as trees, power lines and bridges.
     
    Both city of Shawnee and Pottawatomie County roads crews were ready with crews for salt and sand trucks depending on what type of weather affected the area.
     
    Readers commented their thoughts about the wintry weather situation on the News-Star Facebook page.
     
    “I just want snow and lots of it. I wanna take our snowmobile out,” commented Teri Perez-Kowalczyk. “Winter snow is so beautiful and relaxing.”
     
    But Clorisa Tincler Brown commented, “The ground is too warm for any of it to stick or do damage. It may get cold but I don’t see anything getting bad.”
     
    Today’s forecast calls for a chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon, then a chance of rain, freezing rain, and sleet.
     
    It is expected to be cloudy, with a high near 32 and a North wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. While the NWS reports there’s a 50 percent chance of precipitation today, little or no snow accumulations are expected.
     
    Watch for updates.
     
     
     

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