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Rain Will Keep Local Temperatures Cool

By Jeffrey Ray, CBS 11 News
A woman crosses the street trying to steady her umbrella against the rain. (credit: Getty Images/Sam Yeh/AFP)

A woman crosses the street trying to steady her umbrella against the rain. (credit: Getty Images/Sam Yeh/AFP)

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) -Light rain arrived quickly on Tuesday morning, streaming up from the southwest and into the DFW area. If you haven’t seen it yet, just wait. Look for the coverage area to increase as the day wears on. Tuesday will be a cold, wet day with plenty of rain and fog.

The rain is expected to last all the way into midday Wednesday before moving into our eastern counties. So, expect some wet streets and fog for the Tuesday evening commute. And although sunset is not officially until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, an overcast sky will make it seem darker earlier.

The rain will also keep it cool across North Texas, with high temperatures on Tuesday reaching only into the upper 40s, even colder than what the area experienced on Monday.

The rain will continue to fall overnight and during the Wednesday morning commute. Low temperatures throughout this time should be in the mid-40s, with the precipitation picking up in intensity. There will be small pockets of heavy rain, mostly south and east of the DFW Metro area, and perhaps a few rumbles of thunder by Wednesday afternoon. But no severe weather is expected.

In the immediate Metroplex, we are estimating an inch of rain or less, total, by Wednesday morning. That total could be closer to an inch and a half from Cleburne to Tyler and all points south.

The rain should clear out as the winds pick up on Wednesday afternoon. We will almost hit 60 degrees by late Wednesday.

Look for windy and warm conditions on Thursday, with a high near 70 degrees. Then, rain and storms will return on Friday, but should be out to our east by in time for the New Year’s Eve parties.