NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say a winter storm could hit the Southern Plains this week.
A winter storm watch was posted for parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas for a storm expected to hit Thursday and Friday. Snow, sleet and freezing rain could fall across the region.
Snow is expected in Oklahoma north of a line from Lawton to Shawnee beginning Thursday morning. Freezing and rain are expected south of that line, into north Texas. Winter weather will begin later Thursday in southeastern Oklahoma and west-central Arkansas, then Friday in central and southern Arkansas as rain changes to freezing rain and sleet.
Forecasters say that after temperatures reach into the 60s and 70s Tuesday, cold air will move into the region Wednesday. Weather disturbances will pass through the cold air through the weekend.