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The big story is the big chill with North Texans experiencing the coldest readings of the season so far.  High temperatures over the weekend (57 degrees Saturday and 53 degrees Sunday) fell about 25-30 degrees below normal.  This morning’s record tying low of 39 degrees put a period on our early October chilly chapter.

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Here is a look at the low temperatures around the Metroplex this morning with Bridgeport, Denton and Keller coming in with some of coldest readings for North Texas.  These readings are taken from the hourly reports and in some cases, the temperature dipped below these levels between hours.  For example, Decatur hit 31 degrees this morning according to the National Weather Service.

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And Graham and Breckenridge each dropped to 31 degrees.  Meteorologist Jeff Jamison will have the updated numbers on CBS 11 News at 4, 5, 6 and 10 PM.

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North Texas warms this week with temperatures getting back to seasonal norms and above to end the work week.  The pattern becomes active as a large storm system off the coast of California comes onshore to impact North Texas two ways.  The first will be to send several small waves of energy over North Texas Wednesday through Friday to garner small storm and shower chances.  The second will be the storm system itself ejecting from the Desert Southwest into the Central Plains by Saturday to bring our best storm chances.

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The activity Wednesday through Friday is rather harmless with showers and garden variety thunderstorms expected.  However, Saturday’s setup poses a severe weather threat along the Red River at this point and possibly for larger portions of North Texas.