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Arctic Air Plunges into the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Arctic air dropping through the northern and eastern U.S. and a storm off the east coast will bring periods of snow, very cold wind chills and hazardous traveling conditions from the Upper Great Lakes to the Northeast. Meanwhile in southern California, Santa Ana winds will decrease but hot, dry air will remain over the area with elevated fire weather conditions. Read More >

The combination of very warm temperatures, low relative humidity (below 20 percent this afternoon), breezy west-southwest to southwest winds, and cured fuels will result in a very elevated fire weather threat today across much of North and Central Texas. Extreme care during all outside activities where there is a potential for fire ignition today!
With an elevated fire weather threat today, here are some tips to help prevent wildfires!
Another cold front will move into the region this evening and overnight. This front will result in a north wind shift, but gusty winds are not expected until Thursday. Low temperatures will be in the 30s for most.
In the wake of Wednesday night/Thursday's cold front, temperatures will fall back to near or slightly below normal values. Expect some northerly breezes through Friday.
An upper level disturbance will bring a chance for rain to the region Saturday afternoon and night. The best chances for showers and storms will be in our eastern counties and parts of Central Texas. No strong or severe storms are expected. Locations northwest of DFW may not receive any rainfall. Rainfall totals are expected to be up to a quarter of an inch.

 
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National Weather Service Fort Worth, Texas.

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