Grass fire threat returns with cold front's arrival in Dallas-Fort Worth area

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As a cold front passes through North Texas this afternoon, the threat of grass fires will return west of Fort Worth.

Behind the cold front, strong northwest wind gusts up to 35 mph will bring in dry air. The elevated threat extends along a line from Bowie to Killeen and points westward.

Fueled by strong winds Sunday, grass fires popped up across Tarrant, Parker and Palo Pinto counties.

Any showers from the cold front are expected to be east of Dallas.

All of the DFW area will have a good chance of rain beginning late Tuesday night ahead of another storm system. The rain chances will increase Wednesday and Thursday.

High temperatures will be in the low 60s Tuesday and the low 50s Wednesday.

"There could be some rain amounts of an inch or so," said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop. "It should be enough to help us. The best chances for rain will be late Wednesday night and into Thursday."

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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