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High Winds, Falling Temps Hitting North Texas

A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks through a rain shower. (credit: Getty Images/Armin Weigel/AFP)

A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks through a rain shower. (credit: Getty Images/Armin Weigel/AFP)

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Showers and storms continue to move east Friday afternoon.  High winds damaged stores and knocked down power lines, trees and signs in Greenville as one storm rolled past.?

Meanwhile, to the west, a cold front is just about ready to move into Tarrant County and will be sweeping through very quickly. You better hope you brought your jackets to work.  In Fort Worth it was in the lower 80s around 3 o’clock, but over in Mineral Wells it was 57 degrees.  Look for at least a 20 degree drop in the next few hours across the metroplex.

The rich moisture is fueling showers and storms with locally heavy downpours.

The activity has been spotty, but giving way to a line of heavier showers and storms as a strong cold front rushes into North Texas.  Rain chances are around 60% because the coverage will be mainly along the front.  But all of North Texas will get some rain today.  The timing brings the bulk of the rain into North Texas some time before 8 tonight.

The early morning arrival of the front in the panhandle brought 1-3 inches of snow near Amarillo that at one point reported “thunder snow.”  As the front eases through North Texas, temps will continue to drop in the low 40s by Saturday morning.

A Fall weather pattern takes over starting tomorrow with mostly sunny skies and highs struggling to make it to 60 degrees with north winds 5-15 mph.  This will make for great college football weather as TCU hosts it’s final home game.   Jackets will be needed for early morning tailgating and by the time the game ends in the early evening.

Watching a disturbance riding in from our southwest Sunday and Monday.  At this point, the system will send mixed clouds and sunshine into most of North Texas Sunday.  Rain chances at 30% mainly south and southeast of the Metroplex.  Monday looks to be mostly sunny with the rain chances lingering in far southern parts of North Texas.