Snowflakes were observed falling on Lufkin Thursday night.

Enough to accumulate on the ground and remind children with sugar plums in their heads to think about that impending Christmastide visit from Saint Nick in about two weeks’ time.

The National Weather Service office in Shreveport reported light to moderate snow falling Thursday night in parts of Angelina County, though immediately melting on contact.

Although no significant snow accumulations were expected, roadways may still be slippery this morning.

A freeze warning is in effect across the entire area through 9 a.m. this morning, as meteorologists were expecting temperatures around 30 degrees.

National Weather Service forecasters expect the precipitation, whether in liquid or frozen form, to end today with decreasing clouds and temperatures reaching only into the upper 40s.

Expect temperatures to dip below freezing tonight and Saturday night.

“Freezing temperatures may dip as far to the south as parts of the upper Texas coast, the Mississippi Delta and central Florida,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

If out late tonight, dress warmly.

Also, ensure that outdoor pets or livestock are tended to and can be kept warm through the overnight hours.

Precautions should also be taken to protect pipes and plants from the freezing conditions.

Steve Knight’s email address is sknight@lufkindailynews.com.

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