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National Weather Service Tulsa

This afternoon’s isolated thunderstorms will ramp up through the evening, meaning a threat of severe weather across northeastern Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa expects several strong to severe storms as a cold front pushes a line of storms across Green Country.

Severe potentials are expected to exit by late evening. Large hail up to 2 inches and greater, damaging wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph, and also a tornado threat will be possible across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

It’s nearly spring, and you know what that means: potential severe weather for Green Country.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says there's an elevated severe weather risk for the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, mainly southwest of State Highway 351 and, farther east, south of I-40.

Potential hazards include winds up to 60 mph, hail as large as golf balls and a low risk of a tornado. The highest chances for a tornado are in southeast Oklahoma.

Local flooding is also possible if heavy rainfall lingers over an area.

Missouri State Highway Patrol

FORSYTH, Mo. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has died after he and another man fell through the ice on Swan Creek in southwestern Missouri this weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. 

At the direction of the Southwest Power Pool, the regional transmission organization that manages the power grid for parts of 14 states including all of Oklahoma, electric companies statewide on Tuesday morning resumed intentional, "controlled" service outages for thousands of customers.

Sgt. Anthony Jones / Oklahoma National Guard

Two days after the Oklahoma National Guard activated personnel to assist the Oklahoma Highway Patrol with severe winter weather response, two soldiers were injured Monday when the driver of a semi-truck struck their Humvee from behind on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Vinita.

National Weather Service

The Tulsa area has entered a second week of severe winter weather, with snow, heavy winds and record-breaking low temperatures.

"Winds will remain breezy from the north today, and with highs in the single digits across all but far southeast Oklahoma and the Arkansas River Valley, dangerously low wind chills will remain a problem through today and tonight," the National Weather Service Tulsa office said Monday morning. "Current values are approaching 30 below zero near the Kansas border," with Tulsa reaching 21 degrees below zero.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is warning northeast Oklahoma of upcoming "prolonged life-threatening cold" and significant snowfall in the coming days.

City of Tulsa

City of Tulsa crews are gearing up to treat roadways for another round of freezing rain and icy conditions beginning Tuesday night.

Terry Ball, director of streets and stormwater, told reporters Tuesday morning that 39 salt and brine trucks responded to Monday's weather event and crews are working 24 hours a day.

Updated Feb. 8, 5:15 p.m.

A winter weather advisory in effect for eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas was extended until midnight Tuesday with freezing drizzle expected late into Monday night.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa forecast additional ice accumulation of up to 0.1 inches and said travel along and north of I-44 is "strongly discouraged."

National Weather Service Tulsa

The National Weather Service in Tulsa forecasts snow accumulation of 1 t0 3 inches across northeast Oklahoma on Sunday morning.

Up to 4 inches could fall west of Tulsa and in the Boston Mountains.

There are several factors that indicate there will be a lot of snow, including cold air temperatures and lots of available moisture, but if surface temperatures stay above freezing, a winter wonderland becomes unlikely.

Twitter / Oklahoma City Police Department

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday evening as an early season ice storm blanketed the state, icing over tree limbs that crashed through power lines and blocked roadways.

It may be fall, but Oklahoma is seeing winter weather.

The National Weather Service forecasts significant icing in northeast Oklahoma into Tuesday evening, with up to a total of 0.4 inches possible across western Osage and Pawnee counties.

Ice accumulation on trees that are still bearing leaves and wind gusts around 30 mph make tree damage and power outages "very likely."

Significant travel impacts are expected, and bridges and overpasses are the biggest concern. 

U.S. Army Coprs of Engineers-Tulsa District

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped 8 to 9 inches of rain in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday led to high water rescues of at least 12 people in at least seven different locations, according to Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson.

There are no reports of fatalities after firefighters rescued people from vehicles that stalled after being driven onto flooded roads and from two flooded homes.