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New Year's could bring rainy, cold weather to North Texas

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The National Weather Service in Fort Worth says storms are possible late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

North Texas could see strong or severe storms, with possible hail and damaging winds Friday night.

“Most of the storms should actually start developing around midnight and after midnight," said David Bonnette, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. "Hopefully most people within DFW and other areas should have a dry New Year's Eve celebration, but after midnight, the rain chances really start to increase and move east across DFW.”

Bonnette says there’s a small chance of more severe storms early Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s Saturday night.

Bonnette encourages North Texans to stay warm and keep their pets, plants and pipes safe from the cold.

"With temperatures in the 20s, your pipes should generally be okay if you're inside," Bonnette said. "However, try to cover any exposed outdoor plumbing. Always take care of your pets. If you have pets outside, give them shelter or take them in. If you have sensitive vegetation, be sure you protect that."

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Pablo Arauz Peña is the Growth and Infrastructure Reporter for KERA News.