Winter storm watch canceled
But forecasters still say the region could see about 1 inch of sleet and snow
A day after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in Oklahoma ahead of expected severe winter weather, meteorologists said stocking up on bread and milk likely wasn't necessary.
A winter storm watch was canceled early Friday after the National Weather Service in Tulsa said the risk for snow and ice was limited. Even so, portions of central and northeastern Oklahoma were forecast to see about 1 inch of sleet and snow over the weekend.
A winter weather advisory remained in effect Friday that was scheduled to last from
midnight Friday night to 6 a.m. Sunday. Cities under the advisory included Tulsa, Sapulpa, Okemah, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tahlequah, Stilwell, Muskogee, Checotah and Sallisaw.
The chance for snow in Tulsa was greatest between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. The high was expected to be 35, the low 24. On Sunday, temperatures could reach 43 degrees.
Northwest Arkansas could record up to 4 inches of precipitation, meteorologists said.
Updated road conditions can be checked by calling 844-465-4997 or visiting okRoads.org.
The threat of severe weather postponed or canceled numerous events across the Tulsa area, including the Tulsa Christmas Parade, the Sand Springs Festival of Lights Christmas Parade and the Owasso Christmas Parade.
The Tulsa Christmas Parade was rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15.