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A cold front arrived this morning to sweep away the light rain that greeted our Sunday. Temperatures immediately dropped when the winds turned to the northwest; we stayed in the low 50′s all day after overnight temperatures in the 60′s.

With the skies clearing we are going to have the temperatures drop. The winds out of the northwest won’t be as gusty (we had 40+ mph wind gusts today) but stay noticeable at 15-20 mph up to midnight.

We’ll start Monday morning with a light freeze,  the freeze line is forecast to run just along the northern and western edge of the metro area. We are going to have some outlying areas get to freezing or below Tuesday morning as well. This could be the last of the freezing weather. The typical last freeze of the winter season is March 13th at DFW and all indications are for a warming trend in the upcoming two weeks.

NTX Overnight Lows Manual

The winds stay out of the northwest tomorrow and despite the ample sunshine we’ll have highs stay in the 50′s around the metro area; cooler east and warmer west:

NTX Tomorrows Highs

It kicks off a warming trend that runs through the work week. Below are the forecast highs for DFW over the next five days:

LAST FIVE DAYS

It is going to be dry, there’s only a slight chance of rain on Sunday. That’s the only rain in the extended forecast.

We had some very good rains with last nights Hail storms. Across Collin County we had rainfall amounts get close to three inches. Urban Flood Advisories we in effect for Dallas, Collin and Grayson Counties in the early morning hours. Below you can see some of the rainfall totals for the storms:

4CO Rainfall Totals manual

We had many reports of hail 1″-2″ in diameter, the biggest hail reported was around baseball size in Jack and Wise County. The weather looks very calm over the next week. With the warm up and time of season I suspect we’ll see flower beds and gardens start to fill up.