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Bundle up: DFW’s first freeze expected Sunday morning

Sure, it was cold in North Texas, but in Elgin, Ill., northwest of Chicago, a man braved heavy snow to walk his dog.
Sure, it was cold in North Texas, but in Elgin, Ill., northwest of Chicago, a man braved heavy snow to walk his dog. AP

A cold front blew into North Texas on Saturday, bringing gusty winds, lower temperatures and the need for a jacket.

The front arrived about 5 a.m., said Dennis Cavanaugh, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, and the temperature dropped fast from 61 to 53 degrees.

Temperatures stayed in the low 50s most of the day and were expected to fall below freezing early Sunday.

The chilly weather should stick around for a couple of days before things warm up and another chance of rain develops, Cavanaugh said.

DFW weather watch, by the numbers

74 degrees, high temperature Friday

52 degrees, high temperature Saturday afternoon

35-40 mph wind gusts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Saturday

30 degrees, low Sunday, the first freeze of the season

52 degrees, high Sunday

80 percent chance of rain on Tuesda.

It’s really cold elsewhere …

18 degrees, low Sunday in Dalhart in the Texas Panhandle.

16 degrees, low Sunday in Chicago, where 3 to 7 inches of snow fell Saturday.

Lee Williams: 817-390-7840, @leewatson

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