While area residents may see a reprieve Wednesday from the winter weather, it will be short-lived as snow and freezing temperatures are expected to last into the weekend.
Forecasters with Tulsa’s National Weather Service, AccuWeather.com and The Weather Channel are predicting snow, rain and freezing temperatures for the rest of the week through Saturday.
The high for Thursday is supposed to be in the mid-twenties, with temperatures dipping down into the teens over the next three days.
Snow is expected to move into the area after 7 a.m. Thursday, and forecasters predict the weather to last into Saturday night.
Crawford County and the surrounding area has seen snow, sleet and freezing rain over the past several days, with all five school districts closed Monday and Tuesday.
Several inches of snow fell Sunday, leaving the area covered for several days, though roads were clear for travel Monday. A wintry mix of snow and freezing rain hit the area Tuesday morning, causing icy and dangerous road conditions.
Crawford County’s burn ban that was issued Jan. 24 was cancelled Monday after the rain and snow from the weekend alleviated the dry conditions, according to a release from County Judge John Hall’s office.
According to the release, the burn ban may be re-issued if more precipitation is not received soon. Residents are still being asked to take extra precautions when burning.