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Very Nice Until Its Very Cold

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We can see VERY cold air trapped up in Canada this morning. We see readings up toward the Arctic Circle that are in the -30 to -40 range. Some of this cold air is going to come racing toward us this weekend. This is going to make for a tale of two weather stories for the last weekend of 2013.

We had clouds move in overnight; they are keeping temperatures right around freezing this morning around the metro area. Clouds will be streaming up from the south most of the day along with a little big of a south wind. This gets temperatures into the upper 50′s by afternoon, a very pleasant day.

NTX Todays Highs

Here is FutureSky Forecast breaking out the weekend for you. If you are out tonight its going to be mild, in the 40′s with just a wisp of a south wind:


If you are out early on Saturday it’ll be warmest morning since in a week, lows will be in the upper 30′s in most places, low 40′s in the metroplex:


Even warmer tomorrow with a stronger south wind and that mild start. We should have highs reach to around 60°:


We’ll have another mild evening Saturday night and another mild morning on Sunday:

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Notice the cold front in the northwest on Sunday morning. Its been a cold December so Mother Nature won’t let us get through the month without at least one more shot of cold. This front brings a dramatic change in temperatures during the morning hours on Sunday. By 10am we should have the warmest temperature of the day, in the mid-40′s. That’s just as the front arrives turning the winds to the northwest. A passing shower is expected with this front but the rain will be light:


It’s going to be cloudy, windy and cold Sunday afternoon. It’ll also be about 30° colder than Saturday afternoon, just 24 hours earlier:


This cold air will be around Monday as well, overnight lows will be down in the low 20′s with highs only around 40°. It warms up just a little in time for the New Year. Below is your extended forecast.

Extended AM

With the freezing temperatures on Monday and Tuesday morning we get close to a record. We’ve had a total of 20 freezing night so far in 2013. With the low hitting 32° at DFW this morning, we’ll likely end up with 23 freezing nights by the 31st, tying the record for most freezes in a calendar year:

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