Forecasters say some areas of northern Oklahoma could get several inches of snow as a winter storm pummels the state.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for most areas until 6 p.m. Tuesday, including Tulsa County.
FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott says, “It’s really going to taper off and be over, finished by about 11:00. Snow total, 1.5 inch to 2 inches. But, our big story will be shifting to the cold air moving in this evening and overnight.”
James says Tuesday’s low is 14 degrees, which could cause problems again on Wednesday morning’s commute.
The winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for northern Oklahoma, including the Enid, Cherokee, Alva and Ponca City areas. Forecasters say that part of the state could see 6 to 10 inches of snow.
Travel is discouraged because of the heavy snow.
The National Weather Service says a large section of the state could see 3 to 6 inches of snow Tuesday or freezing rain.
Many schools canceled classes Tuesday.
EMSA tells KRMG crews are stocked with extra food and they'll hold crews over if necessary.
Health experts are warning people to avoid overtaxing their hearts while shoveling snow.
People clearing snow should be alert to dizziness, extreme fatigue, faintness and chest pains.
Cardiologists say that even people in relatively good physical shape can be at risk during cold winter days.