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March 10, 2014

Roller-coaster weather continues to vex DFW

A meteorologist warns North Texans not to burn anything outdoors, because winds will be strong.

North Texans were advised to enjoy Monday and Tuesday, because the rest of the week looks cold and windy, said Jesse Moore, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

“It will be pretty windy tomorrow and Wednesday,” Moore said. “It will be in the mid-70s today and lower 80s tomorrow. Then a strong cold front moves through tomorrow night with north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40.”

Unfortunately, with no rain for the work week forecast, the high winds also bring fire hazards, Moore said.

“We’re going to have wind and dry air elevating fire conditions, so we advise against outside burning Tuesday and Wednesday,” Moore said.

He also cautioned folks not to jump the gun on planting gardens this week.

“I’m not going to tell you winter is over,” Moore said. “The official forecast low for Thursday is 34. But there probably will be a freeze in outlying areas Thursday morning. The average last freeze is March 13, which is Thursday.”

Wednesday’s high temperature in the mid-50s will lead to an overnight low around 34, before Thursday warms up to the lower 60s, Moore said. Friday’s high should be in the mid-60s Friday.

Saturday has a 20 percent chance of rain with temperatures in the upper 60s, Moore said..

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