Showers were possible in Dallas and Houston on Saturday, with highs ranging from the 50s to the 70s across the state.

A 20 percent chance of showers was expected in Dallas-Fort Worth before noon. Skies should be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny with a high near 54. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. The low should fall to around 32 on Saturday night.

A slight chance of showers was expected between 9 a.m. and noon in Houston, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy skies were predicted with a high near 66. The chance of precipitation later in the day was 40 percent. The low should fall to around 42.

Scattered showers were expected in the Rio Grande Valley, mainly after noon. The high should climb to near 77 in Brownsville under mostly cloudy skies, and the low should drop to around 55. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation was 30 percent.

Mostly sunny skies were expected in the Panhandle with a high near 50 in Amarillo. Wind chill values should be between 10 and 20 early. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. The low should fall to around 26 under mostly clear skies.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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