Sunday's high breaks North Texas record for the date

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FORT WORTH - North Texans will need their shorts and sandals again today as warm temperatures are forecasted, but no records are expected to be broken.

That wasn't the case over the weekend.

On Sunday, the temperature reached 83 degrees at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, breaking the record high of 81 set in 1995 and 2007. North Texans also felt the warmest low temperature Sunday morning at 67 degrees. The previous low was 63 set in 1922 and 1993, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

On Saturday, the high temperature hit 83 degrees, tying the record set in 1950.

"We've got a lot of dry air coming into the area, giving us these balmy temperatures," said meteorologist Jamie Gudmestad at the Fort Worth office. "It's going to be with us for at least another day."

The forecast for Monday calls for morning temperatures in the low 60s, with the high around 80 degrees.

But the chance of reaching a record high Monday is slim. The record is 89 degrees set in 2005.

Cooler days are ahead.

A mild cold front is scheduled to arrive late Monday, and temperatures will be in the low 70s on Tuesday and for the rest of the week.

Another cold front arrives late Thursday, keeping the temperatures in the 70s on Friday and for the weekend.

A 20 percent chance of rain is in the forecast for Friday night.

A real blast of cold air may not hit North Texas until next week, according to the weather service.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

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