Monday morning was a cold one especially in some parts of North Texas where the residents reported temperatures dipping below freezing point.
Before sunrise, most areas north and west of Fort Worth were at or below freezing while areas from Dallas and east were just a bit above the 32-degree mark. Even after sunrise, Metroplex had wind chills in the 20s.
This week will be a chill-filled week. Mother Nature is reminding us it’s about to be “Meteorological Winter” and it’s supposed to be cold.
Gusty, dry winds Monday morning are expected to diminish by the afternoon. The sun will boost the temperature back to near 50 degrees later in the day. It will be chilly, but nice.
Tuesday Morning is expected to be the coldest. With lighter winds and clear skies, all of the Metroplex will drop below freezing. How far below depends on location. South winds (6-12 mph) will develop overnight and with temperatures aloft close to 40 degrees, areas that are "mixed" will just be a bit below. Sheltered locations could easily drop into the mid-20s.
Tuesday will start cold but quickly moderate as gusty afternoon winds from the south kick in (up to 25 mph). There may be a few clouds, but the temps will still head back to near 60, which is "normal" for Meteorological Winter. It's not the REAL winter (Dec. 21) but it's the three coldest months of the year (December, January and February).