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November 24, 2013

More wintry mix possible for area

DUNCAN — As it looks right now, Thanksgiving Day will actually be the warmest Duncan will see in the next five days with a high of 52 degrees Fahrenheit, according to The Weather Channel.

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a winter weather advisory in Stephens County for snow and sleet from 6 a.m. today to 6 a.m. tomorrow. Highs are not expected to exceed 40 degrees during these two days and lows will extend down to 27 degrees.

Today has a 70 percent chance of precipitation and tomorrow has a 60 percent chance.

Tuesday and Wednesday will have a slight increase in temperature into the mid-40s and are expected to be sunny. Lows will still go below freezing during the night time hours, as reported by The Weather Channel on Saturday afternoon.

After turkey day’s slightly warmer high, the low is expected to be higher than previous days as well at 39 degrees. Compared to today’s weather, Friday is forecast to be almost toasty with a high of 57 degrees.

With the weather forecast as it is, road conditions are not expected to be good for traveling in Oklahoma or surrounding states. However, if you decided to go out on the roads, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has a few requests of drivers.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists are asked to:

  • Be aware of “black ice,” which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.
  • Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment. Crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.
  • Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.  
  • Allow extra space between vehicles, so there is adequate distance for braking in wet and icy conditions.
  • Be patient, plan trips ahead and allow extra time to reach destinations

To check current road conditions, call the Department of Public Safety’s road conditions hotline at 888-425-2385.

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