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Flurry Of Snowy Weather Possible On Sunday In Green Country

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TULSA, Oklahoma - The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. That's the timeframe when snow will likely fall, according to meteorologist Mike Grogan.

The cold front with the frigid north winds should arrive by around sunrise along the Interstate 44 corridor. The cold air advection plus the snowfall will act to lower temperatures into the mid- to upper-20s for most of the day.

With that being the case, the type of precipitation is really not in question – it will be snow, Grogan says.

While snowflakes may begin to fly around sunrise in parts of northeast Oklahoma, the heaviest band of snow won't likely arrive until midday or early afternoon. This is a fast moving-system so the snow should be tapering off by sunset.

Initially, the snow may have trouble accumulating, and it should start out as flurries, Grogan says.

Read the rest of Mike Grogan's weather blog by clicking here

Ground temperatures also remain in the 40s so melting on most surfaces is likely at first. However, as the snow rate increases and temperatures drop a bit, snow will begin to stick to more than just the grass. Bridges and overpasses may become slick in some areas as early as mid-morning, more than likely northwest of Tulsa.

By afternoon, we can add some untreated roadways to the “slick and hazardous” category. North of I-40, an inch of snow seems likely, and north of I-44, a band of 2 inches or more may occur. Northwest of Tulsa is the most likely area to see significant travel impacts as most of our computer models peg the heaviest accumulations from Stillwater to Bartlesville into far southeast Kansas.

While there is still some wiggle room for where the heaviest snow sets up, if you live around the Tulsa area, you can expect at least a dusting with upwards of 2 inches possible.

As for weather preparation in Green Country, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says it has more than 1,000 maintenance employees statewide ready to go.This year, ODOT was stocked with 70,000 tons of salt and 110,000 tons of sand/salt mix.

In the city of Tulsa alone, almost 200 employees are on standby and ready for whatever weather comes our way.

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