• Ice and rain chances move in for Tuesday

    By: Megan McClellan

    Updated:

    February is the last month of meteorological winter but that doesn't mean that our snow/ice chances disappear immediately. Over the last ten years, there have been three years that February has the most snowfall of the year.

    Tuesday is going to be a cold and wet day. During the day on Monday, some moisture will be returning to Green Country with the southern winds. Once a cold front pushes through, colder air will settle in and the precipitation chances arrive.

    Timing

    With the cold front moving through Monday night, there is a chance that there could be some light rain and freezing rain, mostly west of the Tulsa metro. 

    The highest chance of seeing any type of precipitation on Tuesday will mostly be in the afternoon and into the evening. That will be more widespread across Green Country.

    Location

    Everyone in Green Country will see some type of precipitation as the day goes on, whether it be ice/snow, freezing rain, or just plain cold rain.

    North of I-44 has the highest chance of seeing any ice/snow accumulation. Temperatures will be below freezing and if temperatures stay below freezing throughout the atmosphere, the chance of seeing some minor snow accumulation will be higher.

    Between I-44 and I-40, the chance of seeing freezing rain will be the highest. Temperatures will be a little bit warmer just above the surface, allowing the ice crystals to melt then re-freeze on contact. It will be key to watch for slick spots on the roadways along I-40 and to the north.

    South of I-40, the temperatures should stay above freezing allowing for the precipitation to stay liquid. Plain old rain with cold temperatures will be present.

    The chance of seeing some minor ice accumulations along I-40 will be present, so stay aware.

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