Bracing for bitter cold across Texoma
(KTEN) — Much colder weather is on the way to Texoma.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits on Sunday night.
For most of the year, the Salvation Army of Grayson County houses up to 20 men in its shelter. The organization opens its doors to all if the wind chill drops below 32 degrees.
But with temperatures expected to stay below freezing early next week, they're opening up their facility Sunday through Wednesday afternoon at all hours of the day.
"More than likely, Monday and Tuesday, we're going to stop all services here at the Salvation Army — especially if the rain and ice come in like they're saying," said Lt. Michael Cain. "It'll be a full-on shelter time."
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has issued a Weather Watch due to the arctic blast, which is expected to result in higher electrical demand and the potential for lower power reserves. Customers are urged to conserve power whenever possible.
In Oklahoma, warming stations have been established across the state for those who need to get out of the cold. There are locations available in Ada, Ardmore, Davis, Durant, Healdton, Marietta, Pauls Valley, Sapulpa, Sulphur, Tishomingo and Wilson in the KTEN viewing area.