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Seasonably cold weekend with an arctic cold front on the way


A cold front will make its way across North and Central Texas through the course of the afternoon. Highs will climb into the 50s and lower 60s ahead of the front. Behind the front, expect breezy northerly winds and partly cloudy skies.

Behind today’s cold front, expect lows tonight to dip into the 20s and 30s. Make sure to dress appropriately for wind chills in the teens early Friday morning for areas north of I-30.

A cool and dry day is expected on Friday. Some clouds will be possible, helping to keep temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Northerly winds will eventually become southerly in the afternoon.

We will kick off the weekend with a seasonably cool day on Saturday with highs in the mid 50s and southwesterly winds at 5-10 mph. There is a chance for some light rain in western Central Texas Saturday afternoon, but rainfall totals are expected to be less than a quarter of an inch. Sunday will be mostly sunny, warmer and breezy. Highs will range from the mid 50s to low 60s and winds will be out of the west at 10-15 mph.

After some mild late January days Sunday and most of Monday, an arctic front arrives by Monday evening and will usher in blustery north winds 20-30 mph and much colder conditions by the morning commute Tuesday morning.

The main concern will be the cold temperatures and frigid wind chills in the teens and lower 20s Tuesday morning. A strong upper disturbance will arrive just behind the cold air, however, moisture should be fairly limited except far eastern parts of North and Central Texas.

These areas could see a brief transition to very light snow or snow flurries. Plenty of uncertainty exists at this time regarding moisture and low chances for light snow. We do not expect accumulations or travel impacts at this time. Continue to monitor future forecasts as details become more clear.


Source: National Weather Service, Ft. Worth