Early Tuesday morning, local temperatures barely lingered above single digits.
Metroplex media outlets reported that Glen Rose was registering a bone-chilling 13 degrees, the lowest in their coverage area. Meanwhile, one Reporter Facebook fan noted a 12.5-degree reading from her digital thermometer outside her Somervell County home.
By noon, temperatures had creeped closer to the expected daytime high of 49 degrees.
The blast of pre-wintery weather - the Winter Solstice is on Friday, Dec. 21 - was a drastic change from that seen throughout most of fall. Many residents have said over the last several weeks that it's hard to get in the holiday spirit with weather more favorable for T-shirts and flip-flops than sweaters and boots.
Looking forward to the weekend, today's predicted high will feel more like Texas, close to 60 degrees with a nighttime low forecasted just above 30. Thursday-Sunday, highs in the low to mid-60s are expected with lows in the upper 40s, according to National Weather Service.
The forecast also calls for a slight chance of showers Thursday night and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday.