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Some North Texans feel the bite of a fall freeze

When you let your pet out this morning, you knew it was mighty cold.

But much of North Texas did not see below-freezing temperatures that were predicted for Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

A blast of cold air prompted forecasters to issue a freeze warning. Most of Tarrant County was expected to see record low temperatures in the 30s this morning, but the Metroplex didn't get that cold.

D/FW Airport was at 44 degrees around sunrise, said Joe Harris, a meteorologist with the weather service's office in Fort Worth. Readings on the west side of Fort Worth were at 36.

The places that did get below 32 degrees were north of Interstate 20 and east of Interstate 35, Harris said.

Included were communities northeast and east of the Metroplex in Denton, Collin, Kaufman and Anderson counties.

"The entire area outside the Metroplex basically cooled down more," Harris said. "You go up to Denton, it was 30 and McKinney was 29."

Also, it was 30 degrees at Spinks Airport, near the Tarrant/Johnson County line, and 32 degrees at Glen Rose

In other places, the difference between freezing and above freezing was a single degree.

For example, out west in Eastland and Comanche counties, the temperatures ranged from 33 to 38 degrees, Harris said.

The rest of the week is marked by sunny days with high temperatures at 67 Tuesday, 76 on Wednesday and 80 on Thursday and Friday.

Overnight lows are expected to be about 22 to 24 degrees cooler from the previous day's high temperatures, according to the forecast.