Scattered Storms Possible on Memorial Day

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Rain and storms may be on the horizon for Memorial Day 2023.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth has predicted dry conditions for this weekend, followed by returning rain chances early next week.

The NWS had initially predicted chances of rain and storms across the metroplex throughout this week, with the highest potential occurring on May 23. While a line of storms passed over the metroplex in the morning hours of May 24, a prevailing pattern emerged in storms remaining west of the area.

A similar pattern is expected to persist through the remainder of the week.

“As we go into the early part of the weekend here, most of the thunderstorms are gonna stay out west as they have the last couple of days,” said Jennifer Dunn with the NWS in Fort Worth. “So we’ll mostly remain dry with high temperatures kind of in the upper eighties, probably gonna be a little bit humid at times and a little bit of a breeze.”

Weather officials predict mostly dry conditions for this weekend, with high temperatures remaining in the high 80s and lows in the high 60s.

Dunn said that Texans could expect a pattern change on May 28 and 29 as rain chances return.

Dunn told The Dallas Express that rain and storms would be possible in the afternoon hours of May 28 and May 29 but that these conditions would likely be scattered. Most likely, not all of the metroplex would see rainfall.

While no severe conditions are expected yet, the NWS has not yet ruled out the possibility of some developing.

“For those with outdoor activities, especially Sunday and Monday, I recommend that they check the weather on both of those days and maybe be prepared to alter plans if thunderstorms do occur in their area,” said Dunn.

Dunn advised that those partaking in outdoor activities take breaks and monitor themselves for any kind of heat illnesses given the combination of sunshine and high temperatures. She further suggested remaining vigilant for developing storms.

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