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Cold blast: Chilly and rainy starting through mid-week

Arctic air continues to spill into North Texas today bringing some of the coldest temps this season, along with rainy weather.

Updated at 9:45 a.m. Monday with the latest forecast.

Another strong blast of cold air is moving in this morning bringing several days of chilly and rainy weather.

What to expect

The "warmest" temps of the day have already occurred for most of North Texas today. Temps will fall into the mid 40's this afternoon. This will also be accompanied by a gusty wind from the north, so it will feel even cooler. Dress accordingly!

Check out the video to see the temperatures drop today! 

On and off showers will be possible today through Wednesday making for a chilly and wet few days here in North Texas.

Welcome to fall! 

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Rain chances

It doesn't look like it will rain constantly for three days straight, but on and off showers are likely through Wednesday.

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Rainfall Forecast Now through Wednesday

Highest rain totals look to be across western and northern North Texas where 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible. Totals decrease for the Dallas-Fort Worth area and even less for eastern and southern North Texas. 

But most of North Texas should pick up some beneficial rain since things have been a little dry recently.

RELATED: Get the latest forecast for Dallas-Fort Worth 

Wintry weather!?

Most of North Texas will just see a cold rain this week.

However, late tonight into Tuesday morning, if temps can drop to freezing in far western and northwestern North Texas, a light bout of freezing rain is possible.

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Winter Weather Potential

IF this does occur, significant icing is not likely, but enough that could slow you down out on the roads.   There could be some light icing on elevated surfaces such as bridges, overpasses, cars, trees, etc.  

Higher ice amounts are possible across West Texas into the Panhandle, as well as some actual snow.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for western portions of North Texas as well: Young, Jack, Stephens, Palo Pinto and Eastland Counties are included. Slippery travel from light freezing rain is possible tonight into Tuesday morning.  Some ice accumulation possible on bridges, overpasses, and other elevated surfaces.  

A Freeze Warning has been issued for Young, Jack, Stephens, Palo Pinto and Eastland counties.  Temperatures will drop below freezing for the first time this season in these locations and these conditions could kill sensitive plants and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. 

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