Tomorrow on track to be the coldest day in a year in DFW

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After some areas saw a dusting of snow Monday morning, much of North Texas may see its coldest weather in more than a year on Tuesday.

With forecasters predicting temperatures will drop to around 24 Tuesday morning, it could be the coldest temperatures we've seen since Dec. 7, 2011, when it reached 22 degrees at DFW Airport.

Some areas are expected to be even colder, with Haslet and the Fort Worth Alliance Airport area expected to reach 19.

"Everyone will have a hard freeze Tuesday morning," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh.

Many areas across Tarrant County saw a dusting of snow Monday morning, including far north Fort Worth, Euless and Arlington. Snowflakes were also seen briefly in downtown Fort Worth and west Fort Worth.

The closest report of measurable snow, which is a tenth of an inch, occurred in Bowie in Montague County, about 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

But more than an inch of snow fell in Wichita Falls, snarling traffic and forcing school closures.

In Gainesville, a glaze of ice also caused problems for travelers on I-35 near the Red River.

At DFW Airport, Monday's low of 30 was the first freeze since Feb. 25, 2012, when it reached 25 degrees. Most areas of North Texas had already seen their first freeze in early November but the airport was an exception.

After the cold weather Tuesday, it should slowly warm up through the rest of the week.

Tuesday's highs will be in the upper 40s. By Thursday, highs will be back in the low 60s. There will be a chance of rain Friday with the next cold front, but highs are still expected to be in the 60s on Saturday.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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