Oklahoma Motorists To Encounter Some Snow, Rain For Holiday

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 1:01 pm
By: News 9

Staff and Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Motorists will encounter snow and rain as they travel across Oklahoma for the long holiday weekend.

Temperatures will be rather chilly over the next few days with highs in the 30s. Overnight lows will drop into the 20s beginning on Christmas morning.

Rain chances will increase for most of Oklahoma for tonight and Christmas Eve. Southern and eastern portions of the state will likely see totals exceeding 1 inch locally, while western and northern Oklahoma will only see up to a tenth of an inch.

Rain may also mix with snow briefly in northern sections on Friday, but little or no accumulation is expected.

Winds will remain out of the north at 10-20 mph for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day resulting in cold wind chills.

AAA Oklahoma says 802,500 Oklahomans will drive 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend, a 3 percent boost over 2009.

About 90 percent of Oklahomans who travel over the weekend will do so by motor vehicle.

An estimated 41,200 Oklahomans will travel by air.