The chilly weather continued today, with an early morning low below freezing in at least one area outside Fort Worth. The high is expected to rise to 61 degrees.
Spinks Airport in Burleson reported a low of 31 degrees, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Daniel Huckaby. Fort Worth’s Meacham Airport reached a low of 40, while DFW Airport reported a low of 35.
Huckaby said temperatures in urban areas were not as cold because cars, houses, factories and other activities create a "heat island." He said the difference in temperature is more pronounced on calm nights, when there’s no wind to disperse heat.
Tuesday will be warmer, and the week’s high of 81 degrees could come Wednesday, according to the weather service. Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be fairly breezy before a cold front blows in from the north Wednesday night.
The front could bring a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, but the rest of the week is supposed to be sunny, with a high near 74 predicted on Saturday.
But Huckaby said another cold front could come through this weekend, bringing the potential for rain.
"It’s a progressive pattern, where every few days we get a front that brings a chance of rain," Huckaby said. "That’s typical this time of year."
Christian Boschult, 817-390-7770, @CBOSCH192