By Scott Padgett

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A slow moving cold front is passing through North Texas Monday night and will continue to slide southeast Tuesday, Nov. 2.

We will experience a sharp temperature gradient across North Texas in the afternoon hours.

Temperatures at 4:00 pm will be in the lower 50s in the NW parts of North Texas while temperatures will be in the mid 70s in the SE.

The temperature gradient is defined as the change in temperature over the change in distance.

So, at 4 p.m. the temperature in Palestine is forecast to be 76° and the forecasted temperature in Bowie is forecast to be 53°.

That is a difference of 23°.

On a straight line, there is approximately 179.04 miles from Palestine to Bowie.

While not dramatic, the temperature gradient is 0.12° per mile.

What that means is that parts of North Texas call for sweatshirts and pants while other parts call for shorts and t-shirts.

However, all of North Texas will be cool to cold on Wednesday with them temperatures for all of us in the 40s to 50s.