A cool Monday for DFW, then first freeze likely

Some of the northern reaches of the Dallas-Fort Worth area saw freezing temperatures Monday morning and almost everyone is expected to see their first freeze Tuesday.

The freeze line Monday morning stretched from Paris to Mineral Wells.

Some urban areas also saw freezing temperatures, including Fort Worth's Alliance Airport, where it reached 31 degrees, and Fort Worth Spinks Airport, where it dropped to 32. At DFW Airport, it was warmer at 37 degrees.

While Monday's high temperatures should reach the upper 50s, most areas should see freezing temperatures on Tuesday morning.

"It will be quite chilly," said National Weather Service meteorologist Jesse Moore. "Some areas will be well below freezing. It could get down to 26 in the Alliance Airport area."

Forecasters are calling for a low of 33 at DFW Airport where it tends to be warmer.

"Everyone should plan for a freeze," Moore said. "And we may have the first official freeze at DFW Airport."

High temperatures are forecast to return to the 60s by Tuesday.

"It should be a pretty quiet week," Moore said. "It will be dry and there aren't chances of rain through the weekend. We do need some rain but right now there isn't any in the forecast."

Bill Hanna, (817) -390

Twitter: @fwhanna

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