Storms with large hail possible this week in Dallas-Fort Worth
If you didn’t get any rain last week, there is a good chance you will get something this week, as thunderstorm chances are on Tuesday afternoon and will last until early Friday morning.
Yes, some severe storms are possible, which can include large hailstones, noxious winds, and a tornado or two.
And weather forecasts say it could rain heavily, especially on Wednesday nights, when an inch to three inches could fall. Some neighborhoods in northern Texas could catch three to five inches of rain.
Most importantly, Monday should be calm with sunny skies and temperatures in the lower 80s.
Thunderstorm probabilities come on Tuesday afternoon.
“The rain should be widespread,” said meteorologist Matt Stalley of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth on Monday. “And the increase until Tuesday evening, but the main time for thunderstorms and heavy rains should be Wednesday evening.”
Here’s why the total amount of precipitation could be very high this week: The storm system arriving in North Texas is slow moving and dropping so much rain.
The odds of rain this week, according to the Fort Worth National Weather Service, look like this:
▪ Tuesday 40 percent
▪ Wednesday: 70 percent
▪ Thursday: 50 percent
▪ Friday: 20 percent
Daily temperatures from Tuesday to Friday are in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
The good news is that no rain is expected on Saturday or Sunday.
This map shows the 3-day weather forecast for storms by the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. Sources: National Weather Service, Esri.
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