Cold front bringing storms - and possibly light snow - to DFW

Posted Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Now that all the Cowtown races are out of the way, Mother Nature will be bringing her full arsenal to North Texas in the coming hours.

Sunny skies and a breezy day on Sunday will give way to a strong cold front in DFW, bringing a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms early Monday. The area might even get a light dusting of snow Monday evening.

Storms could arrive in Tarrant County after 3 a.m. Monday with rainfall totals less than a half-inch. Some storms could be severe, with the threat of hail.

Behind the front, Mother Nature has winds, very strong winds.

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth has issued a wind advisory for most of North Texas from 10 a.m. Monday until midnight. Winds could blow from 25 to 40 mph, gusting to 50 mph.

Forecasters say that these strong winds could easily move loose or lightweight outdoor objects, and that power lines might come loose and some branches and small trees could be knocked down. In addition, dry air behind the front will lead to elevated fire weather conditions, the weather service says.

High temperatures Monday will be in the low-50s.

"The clouds will return for Monday evening, and there's a chance of rain and a little bit of snow," said meteorologist Steve Fano at the NWS office in Fort Worth on Sunday. "The best chance of snow will be along the Red River, but DFW could get some snow."

Rain and or snow chances are at 20 percent Monday evening.

It will be colder Tuesday morning especially if winds continue to be gusty.

North Texans will wake up to temperatures in the mid-30s Tuesday morning with wind chills from 18 to 23 degrees.

The rest of the week calls for lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s in North Texas.

"We're going to have temperatures seven to eight degrees colder this week," Fano said. "It will be unseasonably cool for this time of year."

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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