Inside the Storm: Cold front on its way to Oklahoma dumps several inches of snow

Police and road crews were kept busy after a cold front dumped several inches of snow in Rapid City, South Dakota. (Live Storms Media/Evan Ludes)

A strong cold front is bringing winter-like weather into Oklahoma tonight into early Saturday morning. But this blast of cold air has already led to problems earlier this week as it charged southward through the plains. Thursday, much of South Dakota, including Rapid City was under a Winter Storm Warning as several inches of snow piled up across the state.

The snow accumulated on roadways and made travel difficult, as we can see from this video from Evan Ludes of Live Storms Media. Cars slid off the road and into the median on I-90 Thursday night, and many school districts delayed school Friday. The snow contributed to accidents in Rapid City where the snow quickly coated many roadways and parking lots.

Cold air below freezing associated with this strong cold front will be in place across Oklahoma Friday night into Saturday morning. A mixture of winter precipitation will be possible here, with light accumulations possible. Whatever falls in the Sooner State will not last very long, with temperatures warming into the 40s Saturday afternoon and into the 60s Sunday.

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