Storm Chances Rise in North Texas

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More chances for storms are approaching the metroplex.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has predicted that storm chances will occur early this week. While the agency predicts the arrival of some strong storms throughout the week, none are currently forecasted to be severe.

The area saw a brief reprieve from storms this past weekend after the last round of storms passed over the area on May 19. The NWS predicted that storms would arrive ahead of a cold front.

The agency predicted hazards across the metroplex as a result of these storms, such as flooding, hail, and even tornados.

Hunter Reeves with the NWS in Fort Worth told The Dallas Express that the most intense storm generated a large amount of hail and rain.

“It was definitely our strongest storm of the day, that moved through the Frisco area and was dropping two-inch hail,” said Reeves. “[The storm] moved over Allen, dropping hail upwards of 2.5 inches, so that was our main storm for the event for sure.”

Storms are predicted to return to the area as early as this evening.

Reeves said, however, that these storms may not reach the metroplex.

“It’s very likely they’ll die off and dissipate well before — kind of in the westernmost counties around Cisco and Graham,” said Reeves.

The main potential for stormy weather is expected to occur in the evening hours of May 23 with the arrival of another storm system. Similar to the predicted storm chances for today, the main potential for storms will remain west of the metroplex.

Possible hazards with this system include hail, gusty winds, and locally heavy rain. These conditions are expected to persist through the evening hours until the morning hours of May 24.

Reeves said that no severe conditions are expected from these storms.

“The real threat would probably be the locally heavy rain and potential for some nuisance flooding, especially if any rain gets over the metroplex — kind of those problem areas where you get water puddling up, especially in construction areas,” said Reeves.

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