NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Who is ready for the hottest day of the week? So if you like spring heat in the middle of winter. Tuesday afternoon temperatures in North Texas will rise to the mid-70s – this after starting in the 40s.
These 20 ° above normal temperatures are accompanied by a mix of sun and clouds today with strong southerly winds of 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. There is an increased fire hazard west of Imterstate-35 due to low relative humidity and the windy wind.
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Fasten your seatbelts, for an Arctic front takes our 76 ° North Texas afternoon and turns it into a 38 ° afternoon on Thursday. Highlights will happen around noon in front of the front and fall in the afternoon behind the front. Temperatures will drop to the upper 40s by 5 p.m.
Strong northerly winds will put a bite to the air on Wednesday. The clouds will increase and an isolated shower is possible mainly south of Interstate-20 in the afternoon.
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Cold air is in place Thursday morning with temperatures in the mid-20s. North winds will still be blowing so it will feel like the 10s to start the day and we will not warm up until the top 30s in the afternoon.
A disturbance will pass through Thursday keeping the clouds in place over the area. South of Interstate-20, a few places can see a mix of light rain / sleet / snow over the afternoon hours. No impacts are expected as precipitation will remain light but we will continue to monitor the disturbance for changes in track or strength.
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The cold air hangs a little longer this time. Friday and Saturday mornings also start in the 20s with highlights in the 40s.