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'Major ice storm' threatens power supply in South, Midwest; temperatures dip

An arctic blast which threatens 32 million people could knock out power by coating parts of the South and Midwest with ice and send temperatures sinking by as much as 50 degrees Thursday, forecasters warned.

"A major ice storm is possible from northeast Texas into west Tennessee where ice accretions of 1/2 inch or more are possible," said Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist with The Weather Channel. He added that ice would weigh down power lines and tree limbs, potentially causing power outages as they fall. 

Roth said the region faced a "good 12 to 14 hours of freezing rain and ice" as a winter storm and "surging arctic air mass meet in the southern Plains."

Although temperatures neared 80 degrees on Wednesday in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the mercury was expected to dip into the 30s on Thursday. In Lubbock, Texas, the high Tuesday was 77. The low Saturday morning could be below 10.

A winter storm alert will be in effect for the Dallas-Fort Worth area from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday, with sleet and freezing rain expected, NBCDFW.com reported

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