Scattered Storms, Hail Expected

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Thunderstorm clouds with lightning | Image by HE68/Shutterstock

North Texans might see some thunderstorms Tuesday night with the record-breaking summer season in the rearview and more moderate temperatures up ahead.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth is predicting most of the day will be hot, sunny, and humid with highs in the low- to mid-90s, however, there are chances of isolated scattered storms in the evening hours.

“A few strong to severe storms are possible with large hail and damaging winds being the primary hazards. Lows tonight will range from the middle 60s to the lower 70s,” reads NWS’ forecast.

Cities north and west of Denton could see some rain in the afternoon, but the bulk of the storm front will likely be reserved for the metroplex between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. CBS News Texas reported that there is a chance of very large hail materializing, possibly 2″ in diameter or more.

North Texas will also likely see another storm system on Wednesday and Thursday.

“A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible with gusty winds and small hail,” NWS noted.

Even more rain is expected over the weekend, along with a cold front.

“Thunderstorm chances continue off and on through the weekend as the weather pattern remains active. This weekend’s cold front should bring more widespread rain/storm chances to North and Central Texas with seasonably cool temperatures behind the front,” NWS posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

While the weekend will likely see highs in the high-80s and low-90s, lows are expected to reach the 60s by Saturday night, all of which is likely good news for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which has struggled to maintain energy reserves amid the record-breaking triple-digit temperatures of the summer and underperformance on the part of wind power generation, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

A couple of weeks into the fall season, the NWS advised North Texans to brush up on storm and tornado preparedness.

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