Snow remains in forecast through Friday

February 4, 2014

ALTUS - The Altus area saw up to 6 inches of snow from Sunday’s storm, and another dusting this morning. The National Weather Service says a large section of the state could see another 3 to 6 inches today. The snow could be mixed or replaced with freezing rain.

The light snow this morning should give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A high of 38F was forecast with winds west at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow for Altus today is 60 percent.

The next prediction of snow for Altus will be Wednesday with flurries and a few snow showers forecast throughout the night. The low will be near 10F. Winds will be from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 30 percent with accumulations less than one inch.

For Thursday, light snow in the morning is predicted, with the rest of the day forecast as cloudy. The chance of show is said to be 40 percent, with accumulation of less than an inch.

Snow chances remain in the forecast for Friday with scattered snow flurries possible in the afternoon.

A heavy snow fell for about 30 minutes this morning, ending by 7 a.m. There were no accumulations to local roadways as they were already melted and wet.

As for the rest of the state, forecasters are saying that some areas of northern Oklahoma could see up to 10 inches of snow as this winter storm continues to pummel the state.

Travel is discouraged because of the heavy snow.

Many schools canceled classes yesterday and today, including schools as close as Lawton. The Oklahoma City district is also closed.