Another cold front expected

Ponca City Now - January 12, 2015 6:40 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Another cold front is forecast to move into northern Oklahoma overnight.

The National Weather Service in Norman says fog and drizzle will likely develop ahead of the front early Monday, especially across northern and central Oklahoma. Temperatures may drop enough just behind the front for a brief period of freezing fog or drizzle, but impacts will remain minor.

Forecasters say the chance of more precipitation will taper off from west to east this morning. Temperatures are expected to remain above the freezing mark.

Parts of northwestern Arkansas could also see patchy light drizzle or freezing drizzle Monday morning as some colder air gets trapped at the surface.

Overall precipitation amounts will be light across the region.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are treating slick spots on highways and bridges in Grant and Major counties in northwestern Oklahoma and continue to monitor conditions in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas, where roadways are wet.

Drivers are urged to use caution, especially on bridges, overpasses and when entering or exiting highways as freezing temperatures may cause slick spots to develop on wet roadways. They are also reminded to stay at least 200 feet behind ODOT trucks and equipment.

If drivers must travel out of state, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

Out-of-State Road Conditions
Arkansas 800-245-1672
Colorado 303-639-1111
Kansas 866-511-5368
Missouri 888-275-6636
New Mexico 800-432-4269
Texas 800-452-9292

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call the Department of Public Safety’s ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.


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