A winter storm that brought freezing rain and snow to parts of Oklahoma, and is blamed for at least one death, has moved out of the state and into Arkansas.
National Weather Service meteorologist Pete Snyder in Tulsa said the storm was expected to be out of the state by noon today after dropping two to three inches of snow in parts of the state. He said the largest accumulation was four-and-a-half inches in Pawhuska while up to five inches could fall in north Arkansas.
Although Altus and the surrounding area are still expecting below freezing temperatures, there were only a few reports of light freezing percipitation.
However, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West said one person was killed about 3:15 a.m. Thursday when a car skidded off an icy roadway near Cheyenne in western Oklahoma.
Schools were closed in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas and across the northern third of Arkansas from Fayetteville to Cave City.
Expect temperatures to dip into the mid to high teens tonight with east winds around 10 mph before becoming light and variable.
On Friday, expect the high to be in the high 40s to low 50s, partly cloudy with nightime lows around 20.