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Last Map Update: Fri, Feb. 24, 2017 at 2:26:17 pm CST

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North and Central Texas has had one of their warmest winters on record. Although the official numbers for the Winter 2016-2017 season are not available yet, here are the rankings of the top 10 warmest winters at DFW and Waco. Through February 23rd (with 5 days of temperatures remaining), DFW would rank #1 with an average temperature of 53.2 degrees and Waco would rank #5 with an average temperature of 53.9 degrees!
A cold front is moving through North Texas this morning and will result in cooler and drier conditions across the region. Highs will range from the upper 50s near the Red River to the lower 70s across the southern parts of the region. There will be an elevated threat for grass fires through this afternoon as drier air moves in and northwest winds prevail.
It will be mostly sunny and cooler Saturday with highs in the lower 50s north to the lower 60s southeast. North at 5 to 10 mph will become east duiring the afternoon.
It will be mostly cloudy, breezy and warmer Sunday with a chance of showers during the afternoon. Highs will be in the 60s to lower 70s with south winds 10 to 20 mph. Some gusts above 25 mph are possible.
After record-breaking heat on Thursday with highs in the 80s and even lower 90s, today has been MUCH COOLER with 24 hour temperatures difference early this afternoon ranging from 15 to 35 degrees COOLER with highs mostly in the 50s and 60s! Add in the brisk northwest winds and it feels even chillier.
There is a chance for some strong or severe storms next Monday and Tuesday, mostly across the southeastern portion of the area. Warm/moist Gulf air will provide fuel for showers and thunderstorms from Monday morning through Tuesday night. Stay tuned for forecast updates as we refine the details over the next few days.
There is a basic and advanced SKYWARN class on Saturday, February 25th, in Denton at Texas Woman's University: Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory. The basic class is from 9AM to noon and the advanced class is from 1PM to 4:30PM. You do NOT have to be a resident of Denton County to attend, and classes are FREE with no registration required. If you want to become a SKYWARN spotter and do your part to help the NWS Fort Worth and other local agencies and jurisdictions during severe weather, you'll definitely want to attend!

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