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December 4, 2013

Winter storm warning issued for parts of Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for a large swath of Oklahoma as cold air and abundant moisture are poised to cover the state.

The National Weather Service says rain on Thursday will switch over to freezing rain in parts of the state, and freezing rain and sleet will continue into Thursday night. Much of the preciptiation is expected to switch over to all snow before ending on Friday.

A half-inch of freezing rain could be possible in some areas, along with significant sleet. Some areas will see power outages and travel will be treacherous.

The winter storm warning is in effect from southwestern Oklahoma to the eastern border near Fort Smith, Ark. All parts of the state except far southeastern Oklahoma are under a winter storm warning or advisory.

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