Texas Temperatures are Dropping

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It's going to be chilly across much of Texas today.

That's a big change from yesterday, when highs soared into the 70s and 80s.

A meteorologist for the National Weather Service says the cold front moved into Texas early yesterday morning. Temperatures have been falling ever since.

Highs were expected to reach only near 31 in the Panhandle today, a 23-degree drop from yesterday's high of 54. A slight chance of snow was forecast after midnight as temperatures were expected to drop into the lower teens.

The brunt of the cold front was expected to skirt parts of far West Texas, which should see highs in the mid-60s under cloudy skies.

But just east, in the Permian Basin, temperatures should reach only around 40 degrees.

North Texans can expect highs near 39 today with pockets of freezing rain overnight.

The front was expected to bring rain and highs in the 40s to parts of East and Central Texas.