FORT WORTH — As temperatures dropped and light rain fell across North Texas Tuesday, it began to feel like fall.Finally.The cold front moved through around lunchtime, and by 4 p.m., it was 57 degrees at Meacham Field and Alliance Airport. DFW Airport was recorded 61 degrees.By Wednesday morning, temperatures should drop into the low 50s, climbing only to the low 60s later in the day. North Texas should see temperatures in the upper 40s on Thursday morning, said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop in Fort Worth.That would be the coldest its been since spring. On May 6, DFW Airport recorded a low temperature of 48. On May 3, the high was 68 degrees, the last time the official high was below 70.Rain will likely continue until Wednesday morning across North Texas but wont add much to the precipitation totals, forecasters say. Many areas of Tarrant County have still seen less than an inch of rain since Sunday. The exception was Lake Benbrook, which recorded 1.18 inches. DFW Airport reported only about 0.65 inches through Tuesday afternoon. The rain was triggered by a cold front that met with remnants of Tropical Storm Octave, streaming rain into the area from the southwest.For the rest of the week, North Texas will see more fall-like temperatures. Highs will be in the 70s, and morning lows should be in the 60s.Forecasters say North Texans will have a dry weekend, the first in about four weeks. There is a slight chance of rain Friday.Its really going to be nice weather, Bishop said. Its not going to be too hot or too cold.
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