Chance of Rain Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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Showers and thunderstorms are expected across North Texas ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has predicted a possibility of showers and storms across the region for the remainder of the week. At this time, no severe storms are expected.

The agency had initially predicted a chance of storms across the metroplex earlier this week, with slight chances that some could be on the stronger side, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. The greatest chance for these storms was during the evening hours of May 23.

Weather officials recorded a line of thunderstorms passing over the metroplex at 3 a.m. on May 24; however, none of these storms created any severe conditions. These storms did produce copious amounts of lightning and heavy rain in some areas.

Weather officials expect a similar pattern to continue for the remainder of the work week.

The NWS predicted a 20-30% chance of storms during the day on May 24, followed by another weather system approaching from the west.

Hunter Reeves with the NWS in Fort Worth told The Dallas Express any storms developing in the west and moving toward the metroplex are anticipated to “decay” as they advance into the region.

“Just kind of run-of-the-mill thunderstorms, come out again tonight and tomorrow morning,” said Reeves. “And then kind of through the rest of the week and into the weekend, we should start to see those rain chances go down,” he continued.

No severe weather is expected from these weather systems.

Weather officials expect the majority of North Texas to dry out with lower humidity and seasonable temperatures in the mid to upper 80s Thursday through Sunday.

Looking ahead to Memorial Day, scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecasted to return to the metroplex, and the possibility of rain showers continues throughout next week. Expect highs in the upper 80s Monday and Tuesday, with a cooldown coming later in the week.

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