Gusty winds to usher in North Texas cold front this afternoon

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Get ready for a windy day as a cold front makes it way into the area Wednesday afternoon.

Before it arrives sometime after the lunch hour, winds may gust as strong as 30 mph out of the south.

And when the front blows through sometime between 1 and 3 p.m., winds will shift to the northwest with gusts of 15-25 mph.

"You'll see pretty strong and gusty northwest winds," said National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Dunn.

Those windy conditions will stick around until sunset.

Temperatures won't cool down right away but by Thursday morning, lows will be in the upper 40s, some 10 degrees lower than normal.

"It won't be a dramatic temperature drop," Dunn said. "But the cooler air will filter in. It may be a little chilly if you're outdoors Wednesday night, but it won't feel anything like winter."

To the west and northwest of Fort Worth, near Graham and Wichita Falls, there will also be an elevated fire threat behind the front as the humidity plummets.

The rest of the week will bring nice, fall weather with highs in the mid-70s on Thursday and near 80 on Friday. Temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be in the low to mid-80s with no chance for rain.

Bill Hanna, (817) -390

Twitter: @fwhanna

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