Weather Service Forecasts Chance of Storms


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North Texas will see some warm, wet, and probably stormy weather this week.

Forecasts from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth predict temperatures in the upper 70s and 80s as well as a chance of storms this week.

As a weak cold front creeps into northwestern Texas on March 7, scattered thunderstorms may break out across the region. The main threat of storms is expected to remain north of Interstate 20.

The agency reported that these storms have the potential of producing hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain, but that the risk of severe weather is low.

“We’ll have to keep an eye on this little front. It’s one of those that’s a little tricky as it slides down a little farther south,” said James Dunn with the NWS in Fort Worth.

This risk of storms will persist until at least the overnight hours of Thursday, March 9. The NWS said that the stormy weather will be very different from that seen last week.

North Texas weathered widespread severe weather with wind speeds up to 80 miles per hour on March 2, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. While these storms did not produce any tornadoes, the NWS did observe areas where these gusts of wind damaged structures and buildings across the metroplex, and even toppled 18-wheelers.

The high temperatures expected this week are not typical for this time of year, according to Dunn. Average highs in March usually hover at around 65 degrees.

But temperatures are expected to cool down again into the weekend and the following week.

The NWS will be sharing information on how to endure severe weather as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week as spring approaches.

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