Spring break cold front packing gusty winds

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A warm Spring break in North Texas is about to get chilly.

Forecasters say a high fire danger will exist for many counties west of Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon. Residents will be dealing with warm temperatures, southwest winds of 15 to 20 mph and very low humidity levels. Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-80s in Tarrant County.

A cold front will arrive Tuesday evening in North Texas, packing strong north winds. Forecasters are predicting sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. A wind advisory has been issued and goes from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 1 p.m. Wednesday for North Texas.

A wind advisory means that sustained winds will be at least 20 mph to 30 mph. The strong winds could make driving difficult; boaters should use extra caution on area lakes. Residents may need to secure trash cans and lawn furniture that might be blown away by the winds.

“There’s no precipitation with the cold front,” said meteorologist Joe Harris at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. “With those strong north winds, it’s going to get pretty chilly.”

Wednesday morning temperatures will be in the lower 40s and daytime temperatures will be in the upper 50s, but it will probably feel colder because of the strong north winds.

For Thursday morning, some areas of North Texas could see freezing temperatures, but not Tarrant County, forecasters say. Temperatures will climb into the lower 60s on Thursday.

Forecasters say warm temperatures return on Friday and the weekend. Morning lows on those days will be in the mid-40s and high temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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