High winds, heavy rain in Dallas-Fort Worth forecast

North Texans will battle winds Tuesday and heavy rains later in the week.

A wind advisory was in effect Tuesday as wind speeds topped 30 mph, with gusts to 40 mph measured at DFW Airport.

The high temperature at 4 p.m. was 70 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.

On Wednesday, high winds are expected to continue, with temperatures in the lower 70s. There is a 40 percent chance of rain during the day, increasing into the evening and overnight.

A cold front arrives Thursday, bringing with it cooler temperatures and a 70 percent chance of rain, increasing to 80 percent Thursday evening. North Texans also could see severe thunderstorms Thursday.

"There will be some areas that will see two to three inches of rain," said Steve Fano, a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. "Thursday will be our best day for that."

Forecasters say that rain could be here for a while. There is a 60 percent chance Friday through Saturday, with high temperatures in the 60s.

Lows over the weekend are predicted to be in the 40s.

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