Snow to greet basketball fans in Oklahoma Saturday

The weekend comes with snow chances in the Sunflower State, but nothing compared to what's forecast for Oklahoma.

If you're a Shocker fan headed to Oklahoma City to watch Wichita State and Oklahoma's game starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, you can expect up to about five inches of snow. Roads to and from the game could be slushy, but as long as you don't try to head home late in the evening, there isn't too much concern for slick spots as temperatures are anticipated to remain above freezing.

There's a similar forecast for Kansas State fans heading to Tulsa for the Wildcats' Saturday afternoon game against the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa can expect about three to four inches of accumulated snow this weekend. Like in Oklahoma City, this is anticipated to be a wet snow, and temperatures through the day should stay above freezing.
K-State and Tulsa tip at 3:30 p.m.

Ahead of the snow, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Thursday declared a state of emergency for more than 70 counties that are expecting to experience winter weather this weekend.

Courtney Marshall with the Wichita State Alumni Association says it's taking two charter buses carrying more than 100 people to Saturday's game. They're keeping an eye on the weekend forecast and are working with bus drivers to make sure everyone gets to Oklahoma City safely.

Storm Team 12 Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says the heaviest snowfall is expected parts of Texas and western Oklahoma. So, fans headed to Oklahoma City and Tulsa shouldn't have too much to worry about on the trip down.

The snowfall amounts are lighter from about Oklahoma City and east. This is good news for Shocker and Wildcat fans. The lighter snow and above-freezing temperatures mean fans should be able to drive home safely as well, but they'll want to give themselves extra time.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says driveways can check out highway cameras on the department's interactive map.

You can also click here to track snowplows on Oklahoma roads.