DFW looking at a Texas-style mix of weather this week

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Here's what North Texans will have to do in the next few days: hold on to all caps, grab some shorts, get an umbrella and then find that jacket.

Forecasters are predicting a smorgasbord of weather for North Texas, beginning Sunday and continuing all week.

On Sunday, cloudy skies are on the agenda with breezy south winds at 20 to 25 miles per hour and those winds will continue all night and into Monday.

Highs on Sunday and Monday will be in the 70s in Tarrant County, but it will be warmer in the western half of North Texas. Forecasters say it could be 86 in Wichita Falls and 89 in Abilene on Monday.

Tarrant County will see those 80s on Tuesday, but at least the winds won't be gusty that day.

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth says a cold front arrives later Tuesday, bringing with it a 60 percent chance of rain Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

"There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms on Tuesday night," said meteorologist Jason Dunn at the NWS office in Fort Worth.

And that cold front will drop temperatures into the chilly range. The low Wednesday morning will be in the mid-50s and the high for that day could be just 64, the weather service says.

On Thursday morning, North Texans will wake up to temperatures in the low 40s, with highs later in the mid-60s.

Warm weather returns on Friday and next weekend just in time for the races at Texas Motor Speedway. The forecast is for sunny skies and highs in the mid-70s for Friday and the weekend.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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