Severe Thunderstorms Could Hit North Texas

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Severe weather might be on the horizon once again for North Texas.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth predicted a chance of thunderstorms across the state for Friday, and some storms could become severe.

This week saw one last chance for storms to occur across the metroplex early this week on Monday, followed by dry conditions for the remainder of the week, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Chances of storms returned on Thursday for areas toward the northwest of the metroplex, with hazards including gusty winds, lightning, and hail. The NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning for one of the cells in this system.

It now appears that the metroplex region will have a chance of receiving some of the more powerful storm cells as well.

The NWS predicted severe storms are possible across the region as a cold front approaches. These storms will arrive in the area Friday, in the late afternoon to evening hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The main hazards associated with this system are hail and damaging winds. However, tornado formation has been ruled as “unlikely.”

Allison Prater, a meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that intermittent showers are possible as the front pushes southeast but that rain chances will diminish with the weekend.

“We are expecting a dry weekend; however, we will be a little bit cooler as being in that post-frontal air will make that little bit of a cooldown,” she said.

Prater added that temperatures would remain in the 90s on Friday but dip into the 70s and low 80s for Saturday into Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to rise into seasonably “normal” temperatures by the middle of the following week. Prater said the NWS expects the next chance of showers and thunderstorms to occur next week from Tuesday to Thursday.

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