New ice storm warning includes Oklahoma City, nearly all of Kansas and Missouri

Major ice storm warning expanded to include more of Oklahoma including OKC, most of Kansas and Missouri, parts of Illlinois.

Oklahoma City (AP) — The Oklahoma City metropolitan area is included in new ice storm warnings that have been issued for almost 30 counties in central, western and northern Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service issued the warning Friday afternoon and dropped a freezing rain advisory that had been in effect. The new warning will be in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Forecasters say ice accumulations of around one-quarter of an inch are possible — enough to cause some power outages. Bridges, overpasses and some highways could also become slick and hazardous.

But forecasters say temperatures may warm enough during the day Saturday that the warning for the Oklahoma City area may be canceled before it expires.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says there are no reports of power outages related to winter weather.

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The Gayly – January 13, 2017 @ 5 p.m.