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Here's our latest thinking on storm timing Late Saturday PM into Early Sunday AM. Storms will initially start out to the northwest in the early to late evening hours on Saturday. Initial storms may pose a tornado and hail risk, but the primary hazard will be damaging winds. Thereafter, they will likely grow upscale into a line of storms, resulting in mostly a damaging wind threat. There will be an enhanced threat for brief spin-up tornadoes within the line as well as the potential for an enhanced hail and tornado threat IF storms can develop ahead of the line. For midnight and beyond, most activity should be in the form of a squall line promoting a continued risk for damaging winds. Brief spin up tornadoes cannot be completely ruled out as well as a threat for hail.
It will be mostly cloudy tonight with isolated showers possible late along and east of the I-35 corridor. Lows will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Winds will be southeast at 10 to 20 mph with some gusts up to 30 mph possible.
We'll have mostly cloudy skies Saturday. Some showers are possible in the morning southeast of a Lampasas to Paris line. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon. IF the cap breaks, a few storms could become severe producing hail larger than 1 inch in diameter and wind gusts over 60 mph. Otherwise, cloud to ground lightning will accompany any storms that develop.
The strong cold front will sweep through the southeastern parts of the region by mid morning Sunday. The chances of showers and thunderstorms will be ending from northwest to southeast during the morning across most of North and Central Texas but some low chances will linger into early afternoon east of a Bonham to Temple line. Severe thunderstorms will be possible ahead of the front. It will be breezy behind the front with north winds 15 to 25 mph. Highs will be in the 70s.
Here is some information on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Take time to review this information as we prepare for severe weather across the region!

 
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Waco - Earliest and Latest Freezes        Click Here for DFW

 

Average Date of...
  • First Freeze - November 23
  • Last Freeze - March 12

 

Earliest First Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Oct 24, 1917 32
2
(tie)
Oct 28, 2012 30
Oct 28, 1957 32
4 Oct 29, 1910 32
5
(tie)
Oct 30, 1993 29
Oct 30, 1980 29
7
(tie)
Nov 2, 1951 28
Nov 2, 1991 31
9 Nov 3, 1989 28
Nov 3, 2011 32
Nov 3, 1999 32
Latest Last Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1
(tie)
Apr 15, 2014 31
Apr 15, 1983 31
3 Apr 13, 1997 32
4 Apr 12, 1940 32
5 Apr 11, 1989 30
6 Apr 10, 1973 28
7 Apr 9, 2003 32
8
(tie)
Apr 7, 2009 26
Apr 7, 2007 32
10 Apr 5, 1920 32
 
Latest First Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Dec 21, 1998 28
2 Dec 20, 1965 31
3 Dec 18, 1971 32
4 Dec 17, 1925 31
5 Dec 16, 1973 32
6
(tie)
Dec 15, 1949 32
Dec 15, 1931 32
8 Dec 14, 1923 31
9 Dec 13, 1954 29
10
(tie)
Dec 12, 1961 24
Dec 12, 1947 30
Earliest Last Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Feb 5, 2000 27
2 Feb 7, 1949 29
3
(tie)
Feb 8, 1961 29
Feb 8, 1992 31
5 Feb 9, 1941 29
6 Feb 10, 1970 30
7
(tie)
Feb 12, 1933 26
Feb 12, 1925 31
9 Feb 13, 1985 31
10 Feb 15, 1946 32