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Freeze warning issued throughout Texas for Sunday morning

A freeze warning was issued throughout Texas for Sunday morning with cold weather expected from parts of West Texas to the Central Texas area, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast for North Texas was near freezing temperatures overnight Saturday, 34 degrees, with a high of 65 on Sunday and south-southwest winds between 5 and 10 miles an hour.

The rest of the week will be sunny with highs in the 70s, cooling to the 60s toward the end of the week and over the weekend.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning along and west of Interstate 35 in North Texas from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., meaning that conditions were ripe for fires -- high winds, low relative humidity and dry vegetation. Winds were northwest at 5-15 miles an hour, gusting to 20. The weather service advised against burning outside and throwing lit cigarettes from vehicles.

Elsewhere, skies in the Panhandle were expected to be sunny at the beginning of the week with highs in the upper 60s and overnight lows in the lower 30s.

In Central Texas, skies were forecast to be sunny with highs near 70 and overnight lows near 40 around Austin and San Antonio.

Along the Gulf Coast, highs in the 60s and overnight lows around 40 near Houston and 50 near Galveston were expected under sunny skies.

The forecast in West Texas called for sunny skies with highs in the mid-60s to lower 70s and overnight lows in the 30s.