Holiday storm expected to bring heavy rain, ice to Oklahoma

The Associated Press
AP Writer

(AP) — Forecasters are predicting freezing rain and possible flooding across parts of Oklahoma during the next few days as a storm and a cold front push into the state on Thanksgiving Day.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch effective from 6 p.m. Thursday to noon on Saturday stretching from southwest Oklahoma to the Panhandle. Also, a flood watch will be in effect for several counties in southeast Oklahoma from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.

Meteorologist Matthew Day with the National Weather Service in Norman says some southeast Oklahoma counties could see as much as 6 to 8 inches of rain from Thursday through Sunday morning.

Day says freezing precipitation is likely in northwest Oklahoma early Friday, with overnight lows dipping into the low 20s.