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National Weather Service Fort Worth/Dallas

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
DISPATCH RECORD 
A freeze watch will take effect Halloween night, national meteorology officials said. 
The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch for Lampasas, Coryell and surrounding counties effective Wednesday night through Thursday morning. 
NWS Dallas/Fort Worth anticipates temperatures decreasing from 45 to 36 degrees during prime trick-or-treat hours, 7 p.m. to midnight.
The sub-freezing temperatures may reach the mid to upper 20s in rural areas and near 30 degrees in urban areas, NWS meteorologists said. 
This freeze could “kill crops [and] other sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing,” NWS said. 
There is a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, increasing to 90% on Wednesday, officials said.
The NWS also issued a hazardous weather outlook for the area Tuesday afternoon, saying “a few isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible west of Interstate 35 and south of Interstate 20 this afternoon and evening.”
NWS officials said hail of up to one inch in diameter is possible. 
Following a rainy Wednesday, sunny skies are predicted to return on Thursday, with a high of 48 degrees and a low of 28. Friday also will be sunny, with a high of 60 degrees and a low of 35, officials said.