Warm Temps, Chance of Severe Weather

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The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is predicting a quiet start to the week in North Texas, with slightly warmer temperatures and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday morning started off with temperatures in the 60s. However, the National Weather Service (NWS) said it will likely tick up to the high 80s or low 90s by afternoon.

On Tuesday, temperatures will rise into the mid-90s but will be accompanied by chances of thunderstorms. Some of the storms could become severe.

“A mid-level impulse with [sic] trigger scattered strong to severe storms along a dryline to our west late in the day. A few of these storms will move southeast toward the Red River Valley and Big Country areas,” said the NWS on its website. “The one wildcard is how strong the cap aloft holds, but at minimum, isolated strong to severe storms will be possible with better chances Tuesday night.”

Hazards associated with the storms could include damaging winds, hail, and lightning.

“The best storm chances will likely be north of I-20 Tuesday night and east of I-35 on Wednesday. A few storms may produce quarter-sized hail and/or damaging wind gusts,” said the NWS on its website.

Patricia Sanchez, a meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that the remainder of the work week is expected to be “fairly quiet” in terms of storm activity.

“All North Texas only has a 10% chance in the morning hours on Thursday and pretty dry in the afternoon with daytime temperatures in the lower 90s,” said Sanchez.

The NWS expects increased chances of rain and thunderstorm development again over the weekend with the arrival of a cold front. The cold front is expected to lower the daily high temperature back into the 80s, with lows in the 50s and 60s.

Currently, the NWS is not predicting any severe weather for the weekend. “Seasonably cool” air will persist into the following week, according to the NWS.

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