FORT WORTH - A cold front headed for North Texas will drop overnight temperatures into the 40s for a day and may create a miserable Thursday, but temperatures are expected to rebound by Friday, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth said.
First, however, forecasters were calling for a high of 86 on Tuesday in the metro area, with some sites west of Interstate 35 perhaps seeing a record 89 degrees. The high reached 89 degrees on Oct. 25 in 1992, 1950 and 1927, according to the weather service.
A high fire danger will exist Tuesday for the far western counties of North Texas. Forecasters say south winds will be 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts to 30 mph.
North Texas should also see highs in the 80s on Wednesday before the cold front moves in Wednesday evening.
There's a 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday evening and a 60 percent chance Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s. Thursday's forecast low is in the lower 40s.
Cold temperatures and rain are also in the Wednesday's forecast in St. Louis, where the Rangers will take on the Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series.
The St. Louis forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of rain during the day Wednesday and an 80 percent chance Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service office in St. Louis. Temperatures will be in the 40s at the 7:05 p.m. game time.
North Texans will see a quick recovery after the front moves through.
On "Friday and the weekend, we'll have sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s," said meteorologist Matt Mosier at the NWS office in Fort Worth.
A high in the 70s is also forecast for Halloween, with partly cloudy skies.