Severe Weather Possible in Dallas

LIghtning Strike | Image by jctabb/Shutterstock
LIghtning Strike | Image by jctabb/Shutterstock

Thunderstorms are forecast to begin this afternoon in North Texas, with the potential for severe weather and heavy rainfall.

Strong to severe storms are possible in DFW today, with the potential for hail, isolated tornados, and damaging winds. The threat of severe storms remains at a level three out of a possible score of five, with large hail formations possible.

The City will be mostly cloudy today, with a high around 84. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to start after 1 p.m., with heavy downpours possible. Dallas could see new rainfall amounts of up to three-quarters of an inch as the storm rolls through, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe storms could persist into the evening. Expect mostly cloudy skies, a low of around 64, and wind gusts up to 20 mph. Another half-inch of new rain is possible.

Friday will bring clearer weather, mostly sunny during the day, with a high near 81. Wind gusts of up to 20 mph will remain.

Going into the weekend, Friday evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low of around 61.

The sun will return on Saturday, with a high near 79. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms exists in the late evening.

Sunday brings a 50 percent chance of precipitation. Mother’s Day will see scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, with severe storms still possible.

Expect mostly cloudy skies, a high near 76, and wind gusts as high as 20 mph returning. Sunday evening will likely bring more rain and a possible thunderstorm, with a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

The rain and thunderstorms are forecast to persist into Monday before the sun breaks on Tuesday.

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