North Texas could chill with a Saturday high in the 50s

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Last weekend was a deluge.

This weekend could actually have a real chill in the air

For now, forecasters are predicting that temperatures will drop into the 50s late Friday evening or early Saturday morning and stay there into Sunday as a strong cold front blows through the area. And we probably won't get out of the 60s on Sunday.

But that could change.

"It looks like Saturday is going to be kind of a nasty day," said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Dunn. "We may have temperatures staying in the 50s on Saturday."

Those cooler temperatures will bring strong winds and a chance of light rain.

By Monday morning, temperatures could drop into the mid-40s. The last time temperatures dipped into the 40s in North Texas was April 21 when the low was 46 degrees.

"It is possible it will be colder than we have it right now," Dunn said. "We need a couple of more days to refine the forecast and see what time of day it gets here. But it looks like it's coming down."

Forecasters don't think it will be a repeat of last weekend's soakers. Most of the heavy rain should stay off to the northeast in Arkansas.

It will feel more like summer through Friday evening with highs in the upper 80s Thursday and Friday.

"It's going to be a pretty dramatic temperature shift when the front does get here, probably a swing of 20 to 25 degrees," Dunn said.

The last time the temperature failed to get out of the 50s in North Texas was March 10 when a high of 53 was recorded.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698; Twitter: @fwhanna

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