Hard Freeze This Morning in Texas; Warmer Through The Weekend

Posted by Donovan Neal on Friday, December 8, 2017

Hard Freeze - A hard freeze is underway for many North Texans early this morning.  Here are some of the temperatures as you head to work and school...
DFW - 29
Arlington - 25 
Burleson - 23 
Cleburne - 21
Waxahachie - 25
Denton - 19
McKinney - 21
Mineral Wells - 20
Gainsville - 16 
Bowie - 19
Graham - 12
Hopefully you prepared for this by protecting sensitive plants and animals, turning off sprinklers, bringing your dogs in for the night, and more importantly, protecting yourself with the proper clothing.  The good news is, today shouldn't feel as brutally cold as yesterday as the wind chill will not interfere with the actual temperature today.  Plan for a very cool day with highs reaching the upper 40s to low 50s today and abundant sunshine.
Across The Region - Many locations across the Deep South currently have ongoing winter weather one way or another.  Either by expected snow accumulation or a very hard freeze.  Either way, it is a very cold sight across the Deep South this morning. 
Some places in Southern and central Texas had accumulating snow.  Places like San Antonio, Houston, and College Station turned into a winter wonderland yesterday evening!

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Football Weather - For the high schools continuing in their fourth round of playoff games today, the games should be played under a clear sky with temperatures falling from the upper 30s.
Lake Ridge High School takes on Highland Park tonight at AT&T Stadium (kickoff @ 7:30p).  The game should be played with temperatures around 37 degrees at kickoff, falling to around 35 by the final whistle.
Legacy High School takes on Lone Star tonight at SMU's Ford Stadium (kickoff @ 2:00p).  For now, the game looks to be played under a sunny sky with the temperature around 45 at kickoff, increasing a degree or two by the end of the fourth quarter.
The Weekend - As we go through the weekend, we begin a warming trend.  Abundant sunshine will still be in place, but afternoon highs will range from around 55-65.  The overnight lows should be in the 35-40 degree range.  
Next Week - Another cold front comes by after Monday, which should bring temperatures down to the mid 60s.  Otherwise, most of next week looks seasonably warm with above average temperatures.  See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.



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