The scramble for gloves, mittens, jackets, scarves, boots and Uggs is on in North Texas.
A day after the high temperature at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport reached 73, a cold front has brought brisk weather to North Texas and an Arctic system arrives late Wednesday, bringing sub-freezing temperatures to the area.
Gusty north winds are on tap for North Texas on Tuesday with daytime temperatures reaching the lower 50s. On Wednesday morning, residents should wake up to temperatures in the lower 30s, but conditions will warm up during the day. Temperatures might reach the lower 60s.
The Arctic front arrives in North Texas late Wednesday and wind chill readings could be as low as 17 to 22 degrees after midnight.
North Texans will need to bundle up on Thursday as the highs will only get to the 30s and wind chill readings during the day will be between 16 to 21 degrees. A light wintry mix could fall in the Waco area on Thursday afternoon. No sleet or snow is expected in the Fort Worth area.
“We’ll see some real cold mornings on Friday and Saturday,” said meteorologist Eric Martello at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
Forecasters say temperatures might drop to 20 on Friday morning and about 27 on Saturday morning in Fort Worth. In nearby areas, low temperatures could get into the teens on those mornings.
Warm daytime temperatures return for the weekend. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-50s, and it should be in the mid-60s on Sunday.