Weather Update | Storms Caused Power Outages


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Here’s your weather update for the brief storms that passed over North Texas on March 9 and the upcoming weekend.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth (NWS) predicted showers and thunderstorms across the metroplex for the afternoon and evening hours of March 9, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. The primary concern of any possible storms at the time was heavy rain and minor flooding.

As storms began to develop, the NWS predicted that a few of these storms could become stronger and produce hail, but no threats of severe weather were advised.

Matt Stalley with the NWS in Fort Worth told The Dallas Express that most areas accumulated between a quarter to a half inch of rainfall and that the only hail observed around the area was small.

Despite the reprieve from severe weather in North Texas, the agency did issue severe thunderstorm warnings for areas west, north, and south of the metroplex.

“We did have some larger hail down in central Texas later on in the evening, but around North Texas, any hail that we observed was on the smaller side and definitely not severe,” said Stalley.

The storms did result in loss of power for many residents across the metroplex in the wake of these showers and storms. Over 3,000 ONCOR customers experienced power outages, according to Dallas Morning News.

The NWS is now predicting warmer weather into the afternoon of March 11. The NWS told The Dallas Express that there is a low chance of strong storms, but the main threat of storms will remain north of the region.

Quiet weather is expected to arrive in the region behind a cold front on March 12, with temperatures dropping into the 60s. A few areas will have the possibility of dipping below freezing early in the upcoming week, with chances for rain coming later.

March 10 is also the final day of the NWS’s severe weather week. The NWS’s final educational posts center around flood safety.

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