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One More Nice Day Before Cold Front Hits

By Larry Mowry, CBS 11 News
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People walk as the early morning sun rises in the east. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

People walk as the early morning sun rises in the east. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – We can expect one more really nice day with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s before winter reappears.

The upper level system that will bring us a chance of rain over the weekend has slowed down a little from yesterday.  This will push the rain into Sunday.  So Saturday will be dry and a little cooler with highs in the 50s.  Clouds will increase late in the day on Saturday ahead of the upper level low.

The track of the upper level low will favor areas south of DFW for rain on Sunday.  There will be cloud cover on Sunday with temperatures Sunday morning starting in the low 40s.  Light rain will be around in the morning.  Temperatures will drop in the afternoon into the 30s.  A light rain/snow mix could be possible Sunday afternoon and evening.  There is a bit of uncertainty as to how much precip will be around Sunday afternoon and evening.  Some models show more precip than other.  It will have to be watched as more precip could lead to some light snow accumulation on grassy surfaces when the sun goes down Sunday evening.  This could also pose some problems for the Monday morning commute, if some of that precip can linger overnight into Monday morning.

The first wave of Arctic Air arrives on Monday with temperatures in the 20s and 30s all day on Monday.  There will be some cloud cover and maybe a few snow showers too.  Winds will increase later in the day on Monday and continue into Tuesday.  Temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will likely stay below freezing all day.  Wind chills on Tuesday will be in the teens and single digits.

The cold air will be replaced by some slightly warmer air on Friday of next week.  But we are looking at a couple of days with frigid temperatures.

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