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Springtime Storms Move Through North Texas

By Larry Mowry, CBS 11 News
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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) – Thursday morning brought the first springtime storms to North Texas. Most of the rain has moved to the east of the Metroplex, and temperatures have now made their way into the upper 70s and low 80s.

Winds are gusting up to 40 miles per hour out of the west this afternoon.  A Red Flag Warning continues until evening.  We are getting reports of fires in Eastland County and Parker County with smoke blowing into sections of Tarrant County.  So some in Fort Worth may smell smoke in the air.

The fire in Parker County, near Peaster,  is around 60 acres, but firefighters are gaining control on it.

Storms continue to move away from North Texas, and only Athens and Palestine are still seeing rain this afternoon.

A cold front will arrive tonight and temperatures will crash 40 degrees or more by tomorrow morning.  Temps will be in the mid to upper 30s tomorrow morning.  Cool but pleasant on Friday with temps around 60 degrees with lots of sunshine.

Saturday winds become breezy out of the south with temperatures warming back into the mid to upper 70s.

Sunday could be similar to today with a dry line punching its way into North Texas bringing some storm chances but again to areas from the metroplex east.  Timing is still a little uncertain with the dry line so will carry rain chances at 30%.  Temperatures will be near 80 on Sunday.

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