A cold front is expected to bring slightly cooler temperatures today as higher than normal fire danger continues in North Texas.
The cooler weather should make its way into the Fort Worth area by 10 a.m., according to National Weather Service meteorologist Juan Hernandez. Wednesday should be sunny with highs in the mid-70s and overnight temperatures in the low 50s. Northwest winds could gust up to 30 mph in the afternoon.
A high fire danger is in effect for most of North Texas today because of dry weather and chances for gusty winds. The highest risk is between noon and 9 p.m. .
“Try to avoid outdoor burning, don’t throw cigarettes out the window,” Hernandez said. “With the strong winds, anything that catches fire has the potential to increase.”
Thursday temperatures are expected to warm back up into the mid-80s with lows in the mid-50s. The fire danger should subside by Thursday morning as winds decrease from 5 to 10 mph.
Friday should cool back down into the 70s with an increase in cloud cover going into the weekend. A storm system is expected to arrive and rain is predicted in North Texas for Sunday into Monday evening with the potential for thunderstorms.
“It’s still too early to tell if we’re going to get severe weather or not, but the chance is there,” Hernandez said.
Dylan Bradley contributed to this report
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