DALLAS (AP) -

A cold front has brought snow to the Texas Panhandle, hail to the central part of the state and forecasts for freezing conditions accompanied by strong winds.

Ron McQueen, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Lubbock, said temperatures Sunday in West Texas were in the 80s, but then plummeted into the evening. A half-inch of snow fell on Amarillo and other areas.

Strong thunderstorms and hail moved through Central Texas on Monday and will extend into the Houston area. The Dallas and San Antonio areas saw temperatures drop into the 40s.
    
McQueen said temperatures in South Texas will drop Monday from the 80s down to the 50s with winds of 30 mph.
    
Much of the state will warm Tuesday before another cold front is expected Thursday.