Cold front arrives in North Texas

Posted Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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This will not be a day for sunbathers, not even close.

An Alaskan cold front arrives Tuesday morning, bringing with it cold north winds that will make North Texas feel like it's winter again.

At 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, the front had arrived in northwest Tarrant County.

Temperatures ahead of the front were still warm. Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, it was 63 degrees with fog and mist. Just past midnight, the temperature had been at 68.

"Those temperatures will mostly likely be our highs today," said meteorologist Jennifer Dunn at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Tuesday.

Drizzle and light rain was reported in west Fort Worth, and that's what many Tarrant County residents will experience Tuesday morning. There's a 30 percent chance of rain Tuesday evening, but the best chance to get wet will be east of the Fort Worth area.

But everyone will get a chance to feel the cold as temperatures will drop throughout the day. North winds will be 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 at times. Temperatures will fall to the upper 40s by Tuesday afternoon.

At 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, it was already 44 degrees at the Graham Municipal Airport and shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, it was 49 degrees in Parker County, according to the NWS in Fort Worth.

On Wednesday morning, North Texans will really need blankets and jackets as the temperatures are predicted to be at 38 or 39 degrees, which would set a record low for the day. The previous record is 41 set in 1995.

It will start to get warmer by Wednesday afternoon as the temperatures will be in the 60s. High temperatures will continue to climb for the latter part of the week. Forecasters say it could be in the 70s by Friday.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain late Friday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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