Freeze warning issued for DFW area overnight

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Chances are good that North Texans will need their long johns and flannel pajamas until at least Monday afternoon and maybe longer.

A frigid front arrived Saturday evening, dropping the temperature to 39 degrees Sunday morning at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Wind chills were in the 20s with northwest winds gusting to 40 mph. A wind advisory was in effect until 5 p.m. Sunday.

Meanwhile, a freeze warning has been issued for North and Central Texas from 2-9 a.m. Monday, when the low could reach 31 in Fort Worth, according to the National Weather Service.

"It probably won't be record lows, but certainly close to it," said meteorologist Dan Huckaby of the NWS office in Fort Worth. "And freezing temperatures could be in the outlying areas of Fort Worth on Tuesday morning."

The high for Monday should be in the mid-50s, the same for Tuesday.

Warmer temperatures come back Wednesday when it could get up to 70 degrees, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service is calling for even warmer temperatures for the rest of the week.

But rain chances return on Thursday and the Easter weekend.

The forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of rain on Thursday evening and those same chances are predicted for Friday and Saturday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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