Low of 39 this morning ties record

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While the official low temperature of 39 degrees at DFW Airport tied a record Monday morning, some parts of North Texas saw their first freeze.

At Alliance Airport in far north Fort Worth, it dropped to 32 degrees Monday morning.

Bridgeport, Graham and Bowie also hit the freezing mark while Denton just missed it at 33 degrees.

To put the early cold snap in perspective, the average first freeze for DFW is Nov. 22.

Some isolated parts of Tarrant County may have also seen frost Monday morning, though a frost advisory wasn't in effect.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Dunn said frost advisories aren't issued unless frost is expected to be widespread across the area.

There were reports of frost on the roofs of some houses in the Alliance area but not on the ground, Dunn said.

At 39 degrees, DFW Airport was warmer but still tied a record set in 1921.

Monday morning's chilly temperatures followed Sunday's record for the lowest high temperature on that date of 53. That broke the previous record set in 2000.

But a quick turnaround is in store.

By Monday afternoon, temperatures should climb into the mid to upper 60s and Tuesday afternoon it will be back in the lows 80s. By Friday, it could be back in the upper 80s.

Two fronts will approach the area this week but there's still a question if the one on Wednesday will make it all the way through North Texas.

"It could make it down to the I-20 corridor but we'll just have to see," Dunn said.

Rain chances will return on Wednesday and Friday night.

But forecasters said there doesn't appear to be any more record-breaking cold snaps on the horizon.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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