A surge of artic weather is moving into North Central Texas. National Weather Service (NWS) issued freeze warning early Tuesday, Nov. 12, remining in effect through Wednesday morning.
At 8 a.m. Tuesday, the front could be felt moving into Somervell County, with cold winds whipping across the area and a light drizzle seen in some locations. Isolated sprinkles were expected continue until 1 p.m.
The temperature registered just above 40 degrees as students arrived at school Tuesday.
But temperatures were expected to continue to drop throughout the day. The nighttime forecast includes clear skies with a low of 26 degrees.
"A freeze is expected for all of North Texas tonight and Wednesday morning," NWS reported. "Temperatures will drop below freezing before midnight in some locations.
"By sunrise wednesday morning, much of the (temperatures across the region) will be in the 20s with the coldest temperatures in the northern and northwestern counties. Temperatures will rise above freezing by 10 a.m. Wednesday."
A freeze warning indicates that the season's first freezing temperatures are likely. The conditions are capable of killing plants, and automatic sprinkler systems should be turned off to avoid creating ice patches on driveways, sidewalks and nearby roadways, NWS added.
Sunny skies are expected Wednesday and Thursday with a high of 48 degrees Wednesday. The highs will increase into the 60s Friday and Saturday, according to forecast issued Tuesday.
A slight chance of showers - 20 percent - is in the forecast for Thursday night with the probability increasing to 30 percent Friday night and into Saturday.