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From The Newsroom: Nasty Weather Expected To Roll In; A Look At The History Of Spending

National Weather Service Fort Worth

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: An arctic cold front is headed this way – rain will roll in Thanksgiving evening and drench North Texas over the weekend. Amanda Schroeder of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth says Black Friday shoppers had better pack an umbrella.

The pressure to shell out for gifts, decorations, food, travel – it can push families to spend money they just don’t have. The average American is carrying nearly 10 thousand dollars in credit card debt. In Texas, it is $6,600.

KERA begins a new chapter in our on-going look at life on the financial edge: One Crisis Away At The Holidays. 

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.