Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across North Texas.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth has updated its prediction for thunderstorms across the region. The agency said that storms were expected to develop throughout the day rather than arrive in a line similar to past storms, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
The NWS said that scattered storms would be possible in the morning to afternoon hours of March 31. Some of these storms carry a possibility of becoming strong or severe. They are all expected to develop east of the I-35 corridor as a cold front moves through the region.
Weather officials maintain that due to the scattered nature of these storms, not every area is expected to see precipitation.
The NWS told The Dallas Express that the overall threat of severe weather in the metroplex is low and that any severe weather likely to develop would be north of the area.
Sarah Barnes with the NWS in Fort Worth told The Dallas Express that possible storms would develop in the afternoon hours between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., if they develop at all.
“Initially, I think these storms are going to struggle a little bit to intensify, but if they do, they could be capable of producing some damaging wind gusts and some hail,” said Barnes.
Primary threats associated with this weather system include damaging winds, hail, and brief “spin-up” tornados.
The metroplex did experience some precipitation on March 30.
Weather experts expect “windy and dry conditions” behind the front. These winds will bring an elevated chance for fire in western and northern central Texas in the afternoon hours of March 31.
Rain is still expected to return again, with a possibility of storms on April 2, but Barnes told The Dallas Express that this is much more of a “conditional threat.”
The NWS advises that citizens be aware of weather conditions as they develop.