DFW braces for another winter freeze

Posted Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

The Cowtown


Place: Will Rogers Memorial Center


Health Expo, Amon Carter Exhibits Hall: Fri., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m.-5 p.m.

Packet pickup: Fri.: Health Expo - 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.: Will Rogers Memorial Center - 6 a.m.-5 p.m.


10K: 7 a.m.

5K: 8:30 a.m.

Kids 5K: 9:30 a.m.


Half marathon, marathon, ultra marathon: 7 a.m.

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After a warm, sunny afternoon, we'll get a brief taste of winter again on Friday morning.

Freezing temperatures will return across the Metroplex early Friday and some parts of northern Tarrant County will likely see lows in the upper 20s, making it necessary to bring in outdoor plants.

Temperatures will reach the low 50s Friday afternoon before dropping to near-freezing again Saturday morning with highs returning to the low 60s Saturday afternoon.

For the Cowtown Marathon on Sunday morning, lows will be around 40 before climbing into the 70s Sunday afternoon.

There's also a slight chance of rain Sunday night but it doesn't look like a soaker, forecasters said. Other than that one chance of rain, it should remain dry for the next week.

Thursday's rainfall didn't do much to help with the drought. On average, most areas saw about a third of an inch around the Dallas-Fort Worth area, said National Weather Service meteorologist Nick Hampshire.

A squall line moved through Tarrant County around sunrise Thursday, bringing with it moderate to heavy thunderstorms and gusty winds. The line of storms had cleared Dallas County shortly after 9 a.m. as it moved into East Texas.

The storms knocked out power to about 1,000 customers in Tarrant and Dallas counties, but all service was restored by 10:30 a.m., an Oncor spokeswoman said Thursday afternoon.

Bill Hanna, (817) 390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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