2022 started off with weather extremes

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Parts of North Texas will be at marginal risk of severe storms Friday night.
Parts of North Texas will be at marginal risk of severe storms Friday night.

Mother Nature threw everything but the kitchen sink at North Texas as 2022 got underway.

Rain, bone-chilling temperatures, wildfires -- even ice and snow -- peppered the regional forecast the weekend.

Unseasonably warm temperatures and strong southwesterly wind prompted warnings of wildfire danger on Thursday and Friday.

Then the approach of a cold front brought rain the area late Friday into Saturday morning.

Skies were clear on New Year's Day, but the overnight low in Wichita Falls was around 13 degrees Saturday night. A strong north wind created a wind chill factor of -3 degrees. There was a light dusting of snow for much of the Wichita Falls area which melted as temperatures warmed slightly Sunday.

North Texas will get a brief taste of winter Saturday night into Sunday morning.
North Texas will get a brief taste of winter Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Sunday was sunny and chilly before warmer temperatures returned in the first part of the week, once again creating wildfire dangers.

This week is expected to be mostly clear with highs in the 50s. Thursday could be another chilly day with expected highs in the lower 30s and a low of 18.

This article originally appeared on Wichita Falls Times Record News: 2022 started off with wild weather

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