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Strong Storms Possible Late Thursday

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North Texas residents could see potentially severe thunderstorms Thursday evening and throughout the night.

Wind gusts could reach as high as 20 miles per hour, with new rainfall amounts in the evening between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible, according to the National Weather Service.

“While the severe threat is low, there could be a few strong storms capable of producing small hail and gusty winds,” Patricia Sanchez, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, told The Dallas Express.

“Lightning is also a threat with any storm, so we always like to remind everyone to seek shelter if thunder/lightning occurs in your area. Especially with night-time storms, we share this safety tip: Make sure to have multiple ways to receive weather alerts before heading to bed,” Sanchez said.

The chance of rain in the DFW area is 60% Thursday evening, increasing to 100% overnight and into the morning. The high on Thursday is expected to reach 66 degrees, with an overnight low in the mid-50s.

A marginal risk for severe weather covers the entire metroplex and beyond, extending as far north as Bowie and as far south as Waco. The potential threat comes from an upper-level low headed through the DFW area.

Scattered storms are predicted to begin around 3 p.m. Thursday, with the strongest storms appearing to occur around 9-10 p.m., according to the CBS weather team. There will also be a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Friday morning,  according to the NWS.

Thunderstorms will move into East Texas by mid-morning on Friday. Skies will begin to clear in the metroplex in the afternoon and evening, with a high near 69 degrees. The low Friday night is expected to be a little cooler, reaching about 49 degrees.

Saturday will be mild and mostly sunny ahead of a new round of showers that will likely arrive in the metroplex late Sunday evening.

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