Happy New Year – Winter Weather Could Impact Western Oklahoma Travel Conditions

December 30, 2020

By News Director Jared Atha

After a round of spring-like storms Tuesday night, the weather looks to shift to a more traditional winter weather event Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service in Norman, the main winter weather impacts for the area will occur Thursday night and should wrap up Friday morning.

Meteorologists expect freezing rain and snow are expected during the storm with some locations in western Oklahoma possibly receiving six inches of snow.

KOCO Meteorologist Jonathan Conder says before the snow comes into the area, ice and freezing rain could move in New Years Eve, which could affect power and travel conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for area counties including Beckham and Roger Mills starting at 6:00 p.m. Thursday night. Custer and Washita Counties will have a winter storm warning going into affect at 6:00 Thursday.

Updated: 12/31/20 8:19 a.m.