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Cold front brings chilly rain to North Texas

A cold front moved into Tarrant County about 1 p.m. Wednesday and the chilly rain accompanying it may stick around until at least 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

The temperature at the weather service office at 1 p.m. was 58 degrees.

A line of showers came with the front but more rain could form behind it, meteorologists said.

"It will be breezy and rainy for a good part of the afternoon," said Troy Marshall, a meteorological technician.

Severe weather, however, is not expected in Tarrant County.

Temperatures dropped noticeably after the front arrived, and are expected to drop into the 40s by Thursday morning, he said. It would be the first time since April 29 that the temperature had dropped into the 40s at D/FW Airport, the official reporting station for the North Texas area.

Temperatures should remain in the 60s this week, then rise into the mid-70s Saturday and Sunday.

October temperatures have been above normal in 2008. Only one day has topped out below 70. So far in October, D/FW Airport has received 2.27 inches of rain, 0.42 inch.

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