NWS: Ice storm possible in south Okla. this week

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Snow and freezing rain are predicted in parts of Oklahoma this week as a storm system moves through the state.

The National Weather Service says a cold air mass will move into northwest Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon, bringing colder temperatures early Wednesday.

Forecasters say high temperatures will remain in the 20s and 30s from Thursday through Saturday. The weather service says overnight wind chill values will range from 0 degrees to 10 degrees.

Wintry precipitation is expected early Thursday until Friday afternoon. Forecasters predict snow in northern Oklahoma and freezing rain that eventually turns to sleet and snow in central Oklahoma. The weather service says freezing rain is predicted in southern Oklahoma, with "significant ice accumulation" likely in the south central and southeast parts of the state.

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