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Freeze warning! Tarrant County now expected to see freezing temps this weekend

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Get your plants and pets indoors or take steps to keep them warm outside — the first freeze in DFW is expected Saturday morning.

Forecasters have now added Tarrant and Dallas counties to a freeze warning that includes the northern half of North Texas as dry, Canadian air seeps into the area behind a cold front.

“It means conditions are right for temperatures to drop below freezing,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sanchez. “Most of the Tarrant County area should be below or around freezing Saturday morning.”

It’s important to turn off sprinkler systems so they don’t coat sidewalks, driveways or curbsides with a thin layer of ice.

The cool weather is a little early. The average first freeze date for the Dallas-Fort Worth area is Nov. 22.

Saturday freeze
National Weather Service

The good news: Temperatures should climb to around 50 Saturday afternoon. But it will be wet and chilly on Monday and there may be another round of freezing temperatures on Tuesday morning.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698; @fwhanna
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