The National Weather Service in Tulsa continues to have a Winter Storm Warning in effect now until 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, for Delaware county and much of eastern Oklahoma.
At 7 a.m. Thursday, the NWS doppler radar indicated light freezing rain moving to the northeast from south central Oklahoma into the southeast and east central parts of the state and moving into northwest Arkansas.
Pockets of sleet were occurring as well. Through 8:30 a.m. light freezing rain is expected to track across southeast and east central portions of the state, producing only trace amounts of accumulation. The precipitation is then expected to move throughout parts of northwest Arkansas.
Counties remaining under the winter storm warning include:
Oklahoma - Cherokee, Adair, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Mayes, Delaware, McIntosh and Muskogee.
Arkansas - Washington, Madison, Benton and Carroll.
Under the warning, precipitation is expected start today as freezing rain or a mix of freezing rain and sleet. The mixture is expected to transition from just sleet to sleet and snow and then to snow.
While freezing rain accumulation is possible, the bulk of the precipitation is expected to be sleet and snow; with four to seven inches of snow and sleet and less than a quarter of inch ice accumulation expected.
Travel is expected to become hazardous or impossible. Power outages are possible in areas where transition from freezing rain to sleet is slowest. Motorists are advised to be prepared and use caution.