Rain, be­low-freez­ing temps on the way

The Dallas Morning News - - State/North Texas - Marc Ramirez

A wet and win­try week­end is knock­ing at the door, with an arc­tic cold front and strong up­per dis­tur­bance com­bin­ing to bring rain and chilly temps to the Dal­las-fort Worth area.

Wide­spread rain fell through­out Cen­tral and North Texas on Fri­day, prompt­ing Six Flags Over Texas to close the grounds, in­clud­ing its an­nual Hol­i­day in the Park.

One to 3 inches of rain were ex­pected through­out the re­gion, though the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice said as much as 5 or 6 inches were pos­si­ble in iso­lated ar­eas to the south­east near Pales­tine and Cen­ter­ville.

A flood watch re­mains in ef­fect for the re­gion through mid­day Satur­day.

“We should get a good, solid rain overnight, but noth­ing se­vere,” said Rick Mitchell, chief me­te­o­rol­o­gist for KXAS-TV (NBC5). “It will be pretty wet to start to­mor­row, but that’ll ta­per off through the af­ter­noon and be com­pletely done by to­mor­row evening.”

Largely cold rain is an­tic­i­pated, but north­west­ern ar­eas could ex­pe­ri­ence a snow-rain mix with pos­si­ble light ac­cu­mu­la­tions on el­e­vated or grassy sur­faces near the Red River.

In Dal­las, ac­cord­ing to NBC5, high temps should max out near 43 de­grees with a low of 41 and high prob­a­bil­ity of morn­ing rain.

Sun­day will be mostly cloudy with a high of 47. While temps will climb into the mid-50s early in the week, nights will chill to be­low-freez­ing lev­els, with lows of 31 ex­pected Mon­day and Tues­day.

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