Christmas morning expected to be windy, chilly - but not white

North Texans are in for a windy and chilly - but not white - Christmas morning, according to the latest weather forecast.

Christmas Day calls for a wind chill as low as 17 degrees with northerly winds up to 15 miles an hour, National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Mosier said. But don't start thinking snow.

A possible half-inch of rain that could fall in the northern and central parts of the state Friday will provide relief from drought.

But temperatures won't be low enough to turn the rain into ice or snow and it should clear up by Christmas Day, Mosier said.

The low Christmas morning should be about 30 but the wind chill - based on wind speed - will make it feel like 17, according to the weather service forecast. The wind chill should hit at around sunrise, Mosier said.

"I would advise anyone who's going to be out in this weather to wear a jacket, obviously," Mosier said. "I wouldn't say it's [wind chill] extraordinary though."

Christmas Day is expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-40s and lows at night in the mid-20s, according to the forecast for Tarrant County.

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