30-Degree Temperature Swing In Less Than 24 Hours

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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)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – March is living up to its reputation for wild, wide and varied weather. It’s no wonder March is arguably one of our most active, transitional weather months of the year.

North Texas has seen a good 30-degree temperature swing in less than 24 hours. From Sunday’s high of 76 degrees, temperatures dipped down to 46 in Dallas and 44 in Fort Worth Monday morning.

An arctic front came through rather benignly early Monday morning, bringing generally less than .10 of an inch of rainfall. However, Dallas Love Field and Terrell reported close to a quarter of an inch.

The cold front is now long gone, but the chill is here for the day.

Morning clouds will be slow to break apart and chilly air will continue to funnel down into North Texas.

Monday morning winds will be NW at 15-25 mph, but will ease somewhat in the afternoon.

If the cloud deck sticks around long enough most of North Texas will hold in the 50s Monday.

Expect a clear and frosty overnight, with many rural areas to the north of the metroplex seeing frost as temperatures dip close to the freezing mark.

The overall forecast pattern — very windy and warm through weekend.

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