Spring arrives in DFW, but a wintry cold front will follow this weekend

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Wednesday was the first day of spring and it certainly felt like it, with temperatures reaching the high 60s.

But don't expect the gardening-and-golfing conditions to continue for long.

A cold front is forecast to move through North Texas Friday, followed by "the real cold air" on Sunday night and Monday morning, said Matt Bishop, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area will see temperatures in the mid-30s Monday morning, Bishop said.

"And there will be areas that hit freezing" in the outlying areas, Bishop said.

Temperatures should reach the mid-70s on Thursday and the mid- to upper-70s on Friday, the weather service forecast indicates. There is a 40 percent chance of rain Thursday evening.

After the front moves through Friday, the low on Saturday is expected to be in the upper 40s with a high in the mid-60s. There is a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday morning.

Sunday is ecpected to be mostly sunny with a high around 57.

Temperatures Tuesday morning should be in the mid-40s, Bishop said, with highs Tuesday afternoon in the mid-60s.

Lee Williams, 817-390-7840

Twitter @leewatson

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