Snow is also falling at the site of this Sunday's Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas.
From 1 to 6 inches blanketed the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Thursday night into Friday midday.
A wintry mix of snow and ice will make for rough travel throughout the day Friday across northeastern Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley. A bit of snow was also falling on Oklahoma City on the northwest fringe of the storm.
Residents from Brownsville, Texas, to Lake Charles, La., are awakening to the unusual mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
A dangerous accumulation of ice, was snarling travel all along the Texas-Gulf coast region.
Up to a few thousand people in the lower Rio Grande Valley were without power Thursday night due to an ice buildup on trees and power lines, combined with locally gusty winds.
For the most part the ice buildup on trees and utility lines in the south central states has not been heavy enough to cause widespread outages.
It takes only a thin coating of ice on roads, bridges and sidewalks to lead to hazardous conditions. These conditions have been widespread from coastal Texas through northern Alabama with the storm, leading to scores of accidents.
Officials in Corpus Christi closed the entire city's interstate system Thursday night due to ice buildup. Some highways across the lower Rio Grande Valley and farther north in Houston were also closed.
While the snow and ice will taper off this morning along the I-45 corridor from Dallas to Houston, travelers farther east in northern Louisiana, Arkansas and western Mississippi will continue to be impacted.
Reduced visibilities, snow-covered roadways and slick spots will be encountered by motorists on I-49, I-20 and I-30.
Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski contributed to the content of this story.
Temperatures will remain in the 90s across the Metroplex through the Labor Day weekend.
More unsettled weather is coming to the Minneapolis area.
While Marie will stay well offshore from Los Angeles, it will continue to produce dangerous surf along many Southern California beaches through Thursday.
While Hurricane Cristobal will track east of the United States this week, it will spread rough surf along much of the Atlantic coast and will have some direct impact on Bermuda.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central states.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.
Rochester, MN (1979)
2.73 inches of rain fell in 50 minutes making this the wettest August on record. (9.52 inches of rain so far this month). The heavy downpour flooded the streets of Rochester, stranding about 1,500 cars.
A five-state tornado outbreak in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa and Missouri occurred on this date. In all, 20 tornadoes were reported. Nine were in Iowa. One near Farragut, IA, in the extreme SW corner of the state, caused several fatalities and numerous injuries.