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DFW area could see fall's first freeze

An "early winter surge of cold air" is likely to produce the first freezing temperatures of autumn tonight for much of North Texas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Vick Corbelli said conditions are ripe for a rapid cool-down tonight with a sunny day and almost no moisture in the air to trap that heat in.

“It’s very dry out there,” Corbelli said. “We may even see some 20s.”

Most of Tarrant County is forecast to record a low in the mid- to upper 30s, although some rural areas in northern and western areas of the county may get closer to freezing.

The counties north and west, such as Denton, Wise and Palo Pinto, may well see temperatures falling into the upper 20s, he said.

The freeze warning is likely a one-day event. More moisture is expected to move into the area on Tuesday, which translates to a low on Tuesday night in the mid-40s.