Weekend Showers and Thunderstorms Likely


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Colder weather, showers, and the possibility of a few thunderstorms are in the forecast for Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth (NWS) predicted “seasonably cool” weather across the region on February 24 going into the weekend. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 30s and 40s on February 24 and will warm into February 25, with projected temperatures to rise into the 50s and 60s.

This warming trend will continue into Sunday and the following week. However, it will be accompanied by a chance of storms, some with the potential of being severe. These storms will most likely arrive in the evening hours of February 26 into the morning hours of February 27.

The NWS said that the main threats posed by these storms would be large hail and damaging winds.

David Bonnette, a lead meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that the potential for severe weather is largely limited to the areas lying northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth.

“What we are expecting mostly in the metroplex is gonna be a line of showers, maybe some gusty winds, maybe a rumble of thunder,” said Bonnette in a phone interview.

Bonnette also said that the main concern for the metroplex will be wind gusts at speeds of up to 45 mph moving through as a cold front arrives in the area.

The NWS told The Dallas Express that the cold front causing cooler temperatures across the region is connected in part to the winter storm currently sweeping through the northern states.

“We are at the far southern edge of the cold air, so basically it sucked down a little further south. It’s why our temperature forecast had changed so much over the past couple of days,” said Bonnette in a phone interview.

Meteorologists project dry, windy, and sunny conditions on February 28 as temperatures rise into the 70s across the metroplex.

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