FORT WORTH — The sound of rain on your rooftop could wake you this Columbus Day.Showers were in the forecast Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.“It’s going to be quiet for most of the evening,” said Jason Dunn, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. But the region was expected to get wet at about midnight, when two waves of rainfall were expected to arrive.Tropical moisture from the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico was expected to combine with this North Texas disturbance and thus provide “substantial, widespread rainfall” today, according to the weather service’s Facebook page.“It will be late ... after midnight,” Dunn said, adding that between 1 and 3 inches of rain are predicted to fall over most of the region.Today’s weather calls for raincoats, but later in the week people might need to get out their sweaters as temperatures are expected to dip into the 50s.“We’ll stay fairly warm,” Dunn said. “At least for the next 24 hours we will stay about the same.”But by Wednesday, temperatures will get chillier as a cold front is expected to come in late Tuesday. Temperatures for Wednesday are predicted to be in the upper 60s for the highs and lower 50s for the lows, Dunn said.
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