Severe Weather Threat Continues in North Texas

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Although Monday’s overnight storms cleared ahead of Tuesday’s morning rush hour traffic, another round of potentially severe thunderstorms is headed toward the metroplex. 

Meteorologists expect chances for showers and storms to continue Tuesday afternoon and into the morning hours of Wednesday, April 10, some of which could be severe, with strong winds, large hail, and the potential to produce tornadoes. The greatest potential for severe weather will be near and south of the I-20 corridor. 

“Large hail will be the main concern, along with a threat for a couple of tornadoes across the far southern zones. There is also an increased threat for flooding,” said the National Weather Service on its website. 

Monique Sellers, a meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that while storms are currently developing in central Texas, more storms are expected to develop and move into the North Texas area in the afternoon. 

A Flood Watch remains in effect for portions of East/Southeast Texas through 7 a.m. Wednesday. Average additional rainfall totals will range from 1.5-3″, with isolated areas south of I-20 and east of I-35 picking up an additional 3-4″ of rainfall.

A tornado watch is in effect until 5 p.m. in several counties in Central Texas, but as of noon on Tuesday, no weather warnings or watches have been issued for the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. 

The NWS urges drivers to allow extra time for travel, avoid driving through flooded roads, and take extra precautions when driving at night.

Skies will clear on Wednesday afternoon, but the chance for rain will return to the metroplex early next week. 

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