Yep, it's cool outside.
That's what some might be saying in the morning today and Tuesday in North Texas after a cold front borne on strong north winds arrived Sunday.
Forecasters said that temperatures this morning were expected to fall to the lower 60s, and that we might see the upper 50s early Tuesday.
The highs are expected to be in the middle to upper 80s most of the week.
"It's going to feel pretty nice," said meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
Tropical Storm Lee didn't bring rain to drought-stricken North Texas, but it was a factor in Sunday's strong winds, which gusted to 30 mph.
The dry conditions and the strong winds prompted forecasters to issue a wind advisory, a red flag warning and a fire weather watch for North Texas on Sunday. More than 40 new wildfires were reported in the state Sunday, as firefighters continued battling the blazes in the worst fire season in the state's history, according to Texas Forest Service officials.
Those conditions could exist for several months, Cavanaugh said.
"If we don't get any moisture, we could see high fire dangers all fall," he said.
The approaching front did end, for now, the triple-digit weather that baked North Texas for most of the summer.
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has recorded 68 days of 100 degrees or higher, including Saturday, when the high temperature was 100.
The 68 days falls just one short of the record set in 1980.
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