Rain and snow likely before midnight in Tulsa area
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2/12/13 at 2:34 PM
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With much of the southwestern part of the state under a winter storm warning, the Tulsa area will likely see snow and rain, but not as much as other parts of the state.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 90 percent chance of rain during the day in Tulsa, with new rainfall amounts between 0.25 and 0.5 of an inch possible. "Periods of rain" are expected with north to northeast 10 mph winds and highs in the upper 30s.
Overnight in Tulsa, rain is likely before 8 p.m., then snow until 1 a.m., with a 90 percent chance of precipitation. New snowfall accumulation of less than 1 inch is possible, according to the weather service.
Tulsa has not received any snow so far this month, but recorded 0.13 of an inch of rain, which is more than half an inch below normal rainfall for this time of February.
Tulsa's next chances of rain and snow are forecast for Thursday night and Friday before noon, with 20 percent chances of precipitation.
Winter weather advisory issued
The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for some parts of northeast Oklahoma until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Counties under the advisory are Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa and Rogers.
The weather service forecasts 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation in these areas, which may make roads hazardous.
Rain is expected to spread to these areas in the early afternoon along and north of Interstate 44. Snow will spread to the area before midnight, the weather service forecasts.
A lone jogger makes his way around a pond during the noon hour Tuesday in Oklahoma City. DOUG HOKE/NewsOK.com
Map courtesy of the National Weather Service
Counties in pink are under a winter storm warning. Counties in purple are under a winter weather advisory. Map courtesy of the National Weather Service
Statewide precipitation (may include melted ice and snow as well as rain) since midnight. Map courtesy of the Oklahoma Mesonet