Rain Expected Across Parched Texas Tuesday

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    Rain was expected across much of Texas on Tuesday, with the northern half of the state likely to see temperatures dip into the freezing range, according to the National Weather Service.

    In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, temperatures were expected to hover in the low- to mid-40s. There was a 40 percent chance of rain forecast for Tuesday before noon, and a 100 percent chance of precipitation predicted for Tuesday night.

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    "Rain will become more widespread and heavier overnight with fog and a few storms possible.  Temperatures overnight will stay in the 40s.  Rain and fog will stick around through Wednesday morning," said NBC DFW Meteorologist Remeisha Shade. "Highs on Wednesday will be warmer in the low 60s as a warm front tracks across the area.  Thursday will be breezy, dry and warmer with highs in the 70s." (See the complete forecast here)

    Similarly cold weather was forecast for the Panhandle region, with a high near 48 degrees and a low around 26. Wind chill values were expected to be as low as 19 under mostly cloudy skies.

    There was a 50 percent chance of rain in the Houston area, with a high in the low 60s and lows in the mid-50s. In Central Texas, there was a 60 percent chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms after noon. Lows were expected to be around 57.

    Mostly sunny skies were forecast for West Texas, with a high near 61 degrees and a low around 34.