Bitter cold ahead for New Year's Eve celebrations in DFW

Better break out the big coat along with the champagne in North Texas tonight.

The forecast called for a 40 percent chance of rain this afternoon, with temperatures falling from a high of 45 to around 20. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth says Dallas-Fort Worth could see a few snow flurries.

The real problem will be the wind. A north-northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts to 25 mph, will send the wind chill down into the teens just in time for New Year's Eve revelry.

At 5:30 p.m. a light rain was falling at DFW Airport, and a fog had rolled into North Texas. Snow was reported in Wichita Falls.

Radar showed rain surrounding Tarrant and Dallas counties, but most of it was to the north and east.

DFW Airport and Alliance Airport in Fort Worth were hovering around 38 degrees at 5 p.m., according to the weather service office.

The overnight low will be around 26, after some gradual clearing later in the evening.

New Year's Day is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 53, with light winds.

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