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Still no freeze, but a big chill to sweep through next weekend

Low-pressure system forecast to move colder air into North Texas on Friday
Low-pressure system forecast to move colder air into North Texas on Friday National Weather Service in Fort Worth

The coldest air since last winter is expected to sweep through North Texas next weekend, dropping temperatures into the upper 30s in some areas and bringing a chance for rain, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Computer weather models indicate “a pretty deep lower-pressure system” will move west to east across the U.S. and into the Central and Southern Plains by Friday, said meteorologist Steve Fano. “And once it does, it will usher in some of the coldest air this season.”

“Right now it doesn’t look like we’ll get down to freezing — right now it doesn’t,” he said.

The cold front likely will trigger some rain and thunderstorms as it moves through late Friday into Saturday.

“But right now it looks like more of the rain would be east of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, into East Texas,” Fano said. “Once the front goes through, there will be much drier and colder air.”

Robert Cadwallader: 817-390-7186, @Kaddmann_ST

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