Area residents should prepare accordingly
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Southwest Oklahoma will remain in the deep freeze through Friday, according to current forecasts by National Weather Service meteorologists in Norman.
Southwest Oklahoma will remain in the deep freeze through Friday, according to current forecasts by National Weather Service meteorologists in Norman.

Southwest Oklahoma will remain in the deep freeze through Friday, according to current forecasts by National Weather Service meteorologists in Norman.

“The storm system we’re anticipating to move through the area this afternoon should be gone by tomorrow evening,” NWS Meteorologist Jennifer Thompson said Tuesday. “Temperatures may be a bit tricky though because the snowpack could affect [air] temperatures.

“Thursday’s forecast high for the Elgin area is 26 degrees, which is still below freezing. Lows are still going to be pretty cold. We have lows going from 11 degrees Wednesday morning to about 5 degrees on Friday morning.”

Thompson said high temperatures currently forecast for the Elgin area will not rise above freezing until at least Saturday when the high temperature is forecast to be 39 degrees. Temperatures are expected to rise into the 50s for Sunday and Monday.

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