Winter has returned to Oklahoma!

Oklahomans will want to start getting ready for freezing cold weather and snow. It looks like winter will soon be moving in to the Sooner State starting this weekend and into next week. Various areas of Oklahoma could see over four inches of snow!

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According to the National Weather Service in Norman, the first winter storm system will enter Oklahoma Thursday (Jan. 4) evening and in to Friday, impacting the morning commute. This winter storm system is expected to only impact the Oklahoma panhandle and other areas of northern Oklahoma.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday a Winter Weather Advisory has been put in place for Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Ellis, Grant, Kay and Woodward counties. These areas could see snow from one to three inches!

What winter weather is expected next week?

After this upcoming winter storm moves through Thursday and Friday, the attention will turn to the next winter storm system, which is expected to impact over half of Oklahoma. The system will move in Monday and linger through Tuesday. Areas south of I-40 have chance to receive over one inch of snow, while areas north of I-40 could see over four inches of snow.

As of today (Thursday, Jan. 4), the key points for next week's winter storm system is there will at least be minor travel impacts but there is uncertainty regarding the exact amounts of snow and the southward extent of snowfall.

As always, Oklahomans will want to remain weather aware over the next couple of days! Make sure you're following the National Weather Service in Norman on Facebook and Twitter.

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