Get ready, Oklahoma! The first arctic blast with snow chances arrives in the Sooner State tonight.

All week Oklahomans have been prepping for an arctic blast and snow possibilities that will move into the state in multiple rounds. The first arctic blast will sweep through the plains tonight (Thursday, Jan. 11) and into Friday morning. Each round will be even colder!

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As the arctic blast moves in tonight, Oklahomans will see rain change into snow as the colder air settles. The moisture combined with the frigid air will have some areas Oklahoma experiencing just snow, a rain/snow mix or just cold rain. No matter how the water falls to the ground, roads Friday morning are expected to be slick.

Right now, the arctic blast is making its way south from Canada. Some areas in the country are already experiencing wind chills in the negatives with this arctic blast. This first round is expected to blow into Oklahoma sometime this evening.

According to the National Weather Service in Norman, colder and windy air will come in along tonight's arctic blast but even colder air will arrive Saturday. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected between -5 degrees and -25 degrees, especially Sunday and Monday. And Oklahoma could see another possibility for snow Sunday afternoon and evening.

National Weather Service Norman
National Weather Service Norman

Monday will be dangerously cold!

The National Weather Service in Norman is warning Oklahoma about the dangerous cold we will experience on Monday. People and pets are not advised to be outdoors. And there is expected to be damage to pipes, especially unprotected outdoor plumbing. Oklahomans are urged to now take precaution ahead of the cold temperatures and protect their homes!

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