Even chillier Tuesday morning expected in Dallas-Fort Worth

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Almost all of North Texas saw freezing temperatures Monday morning and everyone is expected to see even colder weather on Tuesday.

At DFW Airport, it officially dropped to 32 degrees but just about every place else in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was colder.

At Alliance Airport in far north Fort Worth and Arlington Municipal Airport, temperatures dropped to 28 degrees.

Fort Worth's Meacham Airport got down to 30.

In rural areas, it felt even a little more like winter.

Temperatures dropped into the upper 20s in Parker County, where a number of fruits and vegetables are grown, and in Graham, about 90 miles west of Fort Worth, temperatures hit a chilly 24 degrees.

"For some areas west and northwest of Fort Worth, it has been a hard freeze," said National Weather Service meteorologist Nick Hampshire. "In those areas, it may have been enough to effect sensitive vegetation."

The average last freeze date for DFW is March 13.

Highs climbed into the lower 50s Monday but everyone will see another round of freezing temperatures Tuesday morning. A hard freeze is expected for many areas. Lows are predicted to reach around 30 in Dallas-Fort Worth and the upper 20s in outlying areas.

Once North Texas gets past Tuesday's freeze, expect a rapid warm-up. Highs will reach the upper 50s Tuesday and near 70 on Wednesday. The next chance for any rain arrives on Thursday.

Bill Hanna, (817) 390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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