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Layer Up, Folks. Friday Morning Will Bring The Coldest Temperatures Since March 2015

Dec 7, 2016

Update, Friday morning: With a low of 24 degrees recorded at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, this is the coldest morning since March 6, 2015, according to the National Weather Service.

This morning isn't as windy as Thursday, but it's still off to a cold start. Temperatures will only warm into the upper 30s and low 40s today.

But warmer weather is expected this weekend. Drizzle and rain could move into the region Saturday night and into Sunday. And another cold front is anticipated to move through Wednesday.  

Update, Thursday afternoon: Tonight will be coldest of the season so far with wind chills in the teens. And brace for a frigid Friday morning, too. That's when much of the area will see the coldest temperatures since March 2015, according to the weather service. 

Update, Thursday morning: The arctic front settled in overnight in North and Central Texas. Temperatures will stay in the 20s and 30s across the region this morning, but strong north winds are making it feel one notch colder — in the teens and 20s.

Only areas south of the metroplex are receiving light, if any, precipitation, according to the weather service.

Winds will diminish by the evening. Temperatures will drop to the teens and low 20s in places north of the metro and reach as high as the mid-20s in Dallas, Fort Worth and in southeast part of the region.  

Here's a look at tonight's forecast:

Wednesday evening: It’s going to get chilly within the next 48 hours. As a cold front moves into North and Central Texas Wednesday evening, temperatures are predicted to plunge below freezing overnight.

That cold front is bringing a chance of light wintry precipitation, too, but mostly for the region directly south of the D-FW metroplex, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. 

Light wintry precipitation 

Precipitation will be possible tonight and Thursday morning for locations west of I-35 and south of I-20, the weather service says. And it could take several forms. Cold rain could turn into light freezing rain before dawn on Thursday. Then, that light freezing rain may mix with light snow after sunrise Thursday. 

Credit National Weather Service

But all, if any, accumulation is supposed to be light and will end Thursday afternoon as ground temperatures remain above freezing. Still, be careful and wary of slick spots. 

A frigid Friday morning

As for Thursday night and Friday morning, we’re going to see/feel the coldest temperatures in years. We’re talking lows in the mid-teens and 20s. 

The weather service expects a hard freeze, and you’ll want to make preparations to protect outdoor pipes, faucets and furry friends and precious plants living outside.

This post will be updated as the weather forecast changes.

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