The freeze watch includes Collin and Denton counties as well as others north and west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The weather service said the watch could be extended if new forecasts keep trending colder.
KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist Grant Johnston said the colder temperatures are the result of Canadian air really digging into the United States.”
Some North Texans could wake up to frost Saturday morning. Conditions wont be perfect for frost formation, according to the National Weather Service, but it will be possible in areas where calm winds will combine with high soil moisture.
Temperatures wont be near freezing all weekend, but it will still be cooler than normal. High temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are expected to get into the mid- to high 50s.
If Dallas-Fort Worth doesnt get its first freeze of the season this weekend, it will get another shot sometime next week, when another strong cold front could send temperatures below freezing by Wednesday morning, according to the weather service.
Whether the region gets it first freeze this weekend or next week, it will be earlier than usual. The average date of the first freeze in Dallas-Fort Worth is Nov. 22. On average, D-FW gets 33 freeze days per season, with 2.3 in November.
When temperatures reach freezing, the National Weather Service recommends protecting pipes, pets and plants. It also advises shutting off sprinklers to prevent creating icy surfaces.
Sensitive plants left outdoors will likely be killed as the period of freezing temperatures could be up to 10 hours long in some areas.
A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely while a hard freeze is considered to be temperatures of 27 degrees or less.
There is a chance that some of the midstate will see snowflakes, were only talking a flurry or two and no accumulation, by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. More on that here.