Warmer Texas temps to cool down

DALLAS (AP) - While many around the country are bundling up to go out and shovel more snow, Texans in long-sleeved T-shirts were reaching for umbrellas as humid temperatures neared record highs the day after Christmas.

The National Weather Service says strong southerly winds pushed warm, moisture-rich air from the Gulf of Mexico up into North Texas and made it unseasonably warm. Temperatures were expected to each 78 degrees at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and 80 in
Houston.

The record in North Texas was set in 2005 at 81 degrees. The normal temperature in the Dallas-area is 55 degrees.

But a cold front is expected to come through tomorrow, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the Dallas area. Although the sun will
shine and the highs are expected into the upper 60, lows will probably drop to the 30s.

While much of the state will be in the 60s and 70s tomorrow, freezing temperatures are forecast for the Panhandle.

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