North Texans could see first freeze overnight Monday

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Tarrant County could see its first freeze of the season overnight Monday, after a cold front blew in Sunday, steadily dropping temperatures from the 11 a.m. high of 76.

Monday's forecast high is in the upper 50s, with the low falling toward freezing.

The temperature in downtown Fort Worth, for example, should drop to about 33 degrees early Tuesday, said Nick Hampshire, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

The average date for the first freeze at DFW Airport is Nov. 22. The earliest first freeze came on Oct 22, 1898.

Temperatures should warm up the rest of the week, with highs in the 60s and lows from the mid-30s into the 40s entering the weekend, the weather service said.

The normal high this time of year is about 69 and the low about 48.

Saturday's high was 81.

Staff writers Susan McFarland and Domingo Ramirez Jr. contributed to this report.

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