Win­ter storm watch can­celed

But fore­cast­ers still say the re­gion could see about 1 inch of sleet and snow

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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.

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