Variable weather could be the rule this week as the area starts with possible record heat and then transitions to a likely wintry mix of precipitation by the week's end.
Tuesday's high temperature took a record-challenging run hitting 75 degrees at midday, but an arctic high and frontal boundary will arrive later in the week.
The temperature started to drop Wednesday but the bottom will fall out on Friday.
The boundary associated with the arctic high could hang up in the Deep South and Mississippi Valley, back into Texas.
Some rain and highs only in the lower 40s could grip the Dallas area on Thursday. As colder air moves in and temperatures drop to around freezing, rain will begin to transition over to freezing rain late Thursday afternoon and Thursday night.
As freezing rain continues overnight, ice accumulation on trees and power lines may be enough to bring down trees and power lines.
Friday's high is expected to struggle in the mid-30s with a chance of morning sleet and freezing rain and afternoon rain and drizzle. More of the same is possible Saturday.
Overnight lows this week will begin near 50 but by Friday could rest in the upper 20s with AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures feeling more than 10 degrees colder than actual daytime and nighttime temperatures.
Content contributed by AccuWeather.com Staff Writer Samantha-Rae Tuthill
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