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Winter blast envelops Texoma

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Frozen precipitation coated windshields in Ardmore on Thursday afternoon. (KTEN) Frozen precipitation coated windshields in Ardmore on Thursday afternoon. (KTEN)
Clouds associated with a cold front roll across Ada on Thursday morning. (Courtesy Meena Winters-Dalluge) Clouds associated with a cold front roll across Ada on Thursday morning. (Courtesy Meena Winters-Dalluge)

From seasonal temperatures in the 50s on Thursday morning, the mercury plummeted through the day Thursday as a cold front quickly blanketed Texoma.

A snow/sleet mix was reported in Ardmore late Thursday afternoon, but KTEN Chief Meteorologist Alan Mitchell said anyone hoping to build a snowman will be disappointed.

"We don't expect any impact with it, any accumulation," he said. "The biggest thing that we're concerned with is the wind chills and the temperatures dipping into the teens tonight."

With the wind, it will feel like single-digits.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said workers were treating bridges and overpasses in Atkoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Pushmataha and Latimer counties. Motorists were urged to use caution and check conditions before driving. 

The Texas Department of Transportation was also getting ready for the worst.

"We're going to be on alert until the weather event passes over," said TxDOT spokesman Tim McAlavy. "Travel slowly and don't get in a hurry."

The temperature is forecast to warm only to the high 30s on Friday, and overnight temperatures will continue to dip below the freezing mark for the next full week.

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