Temperatures drop 40 degrees in less than 24 hours thanks to Sunday’s cold front. The official high at DFW Sunday was 76 degrees around 11 AM before the cold front. An hour later it was 58 degrees. With DFW dipping to 37 degrees this morning, it makes it the coldest morning so far this season. We dropped to 38 degrees twice in October, on the 27th and 28th. We have to go back to March 4th to find a colder morning.
As is usual, DFW was one of the warmer spots this morning. The mercury dipped below the freezing mark across much of Denton and Cooke counties as well as northern Tarrant. The low hit 28 in Gainesville and 29 in Flower Mound.
Temps will rebound into the upper 50s this afternoon. Yeah, that’s it. Average highs are near 68 degress. Today’s chill sets the table for an even colder Tuesday morning. Most areas will experience a hard freeze except for a few spots in Dallas. It will definitely be the night to cover the plants and plan for scraping the car windshields for frost. Here are the forecast lows.
This past weekend’s cold front certainly sets the stage for a cooler weather pattern this week. Morning lows will still be in the 30s through Friday morning for many rural areas and suburbs with highs in the 60s. A mild weekend should be relatively quiet except for a slight chance for rain Sunday as winds return to the southeast and return moisture to our North Texas atmosphere.