Tuesday coldest day in almost a year in DFW

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It's beginning to feel a lot more like Christmas. But it won't last for long.

The overnight low was 25, which is the coldest temperature recorded at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport since last February.

Some areas were even colder -- Haslet and Fort Worth Alliance Airport areas dipped into the teens.

But at least it wasn't as windy as Monday, and the sunshine is expected to raise the day's high to 50.

“It felt colder on Monday because we had north winds blowing 20 mph, and that put the wind chill in the teens,” said meteorologist Ted Ryan at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. The low Monday was 30. “Still it was cold this morning.”

Cold temperatures return Wednesday morning, but forecasters say it should start to warm up later in the week.

On Thursday, highs will be back in the low 60s. There's a 20 percent chance of rain Friday, when the next cold front is expected, but the highs are still expected to be in the 60s Saturday and Sunday.

"There won't be a lot of rain," Ryan said.

Snow dusted some areas 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, was from Bowie in Montague County, about 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

In Wichita Falls, more than an inch of snow fell, snarling traffic and closing schools. In Gainesville, a glaze of ice caused problems for travelers on Interstate 35 near the Red River.

At DFW Airport, Monday's low of 30 was the first freeze since Feb. 25, when the low was 25.

Staff writer Domingo Ramirez contributed to this report.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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