All that wind that blew through the area on Thursday could leave some folks reaching for an extra blanket for the beds Friday night into Saturday morning.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Patricia Sanchez said the area is expecting a 30-degree drop in high temperatures from Thursday to Friday.
She said the areas along the Red River were in the mid-80s on Thursday. For Friday, those same areas will be seeing highs in the 50s. And the winds will remain high which will cause it to feel even cooler. Overnight low temperatures Friday night could have the area looking at its first frost or even light freeze by Saturday morning.
Highs on Saturday are expected to be in the upper 50s with lows that night reaching the upper 30s. Sunday should bring a warming trend with highs in the lower 70s and low temperatures in the upper 40s.
Rain returns to the forecast for Halloween, with a scary 50 to 60 percent chance of rain for the area, according to the NWS. That is still a rather long range forecast though.
Sanchez said the DFW Airport generally sees its first real freeze around Nov. 22 and the area north of there, like Grayson County, generally see that happen a little bit earlier.
She said a real danger while the winds are high is the threat of fire. The area hasn’t received much rain lately and those high winds could really push any fire that gets started to catastrophic levels.
So the take away is that people need to be careful with fire from Thursday forward, carry a jacket just in case the chill gets to be too bad and know where the umbrellas are for Halloween.