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More winter weather ahead for Denton County

Denton’s tiny taste of spring on Friday, with warm breezes and sunny skies, will be gone by Saturday morning.

The southern end of the Arctic air front that triggered blizzard conditions in the Upper Midwest on Friday is expected to bring much colder temperatures to Texas this weekend.

The colder air will reach Denton on Saturday morning, bringing with it lots of clouds and a chance of light rain, said Matt Bishop, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. The morning temperatures will start in the low 50s and likely drop into the 30s by the afternoon, he said.

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing around sunset Saturday, he added.

“That’s when any lingering light precipitation will see icy conditions,” Bishop said.

Even though the weather service doesn’t expect any significant ice accumulations, motorists should stay aware, he added.

“It could cause some travel delays, especially if certain bridges are affected,” Bishop said.

Some light precipitation is expected to linger through Sunday morning. By afternoon, the front should move through and things will start drying out, he said.

“You may see some sun at the end of the day,” Bishop said.

Temperatures will slowly recover the rest of the week, with highs back in the 60s Wednesday and Thursday, the weather service said.

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881.

FEATURED PHOTO: Students enjoy walking the University of North Texas campus Friday afternoon. Denton received a small taste of spring weather Friday afternoon with temperatures reaching 70 degrees before a cold front expected to arrive overnight, lowering temperatures.