Severe Weather Expected in North Texas


Lightning | Image by Menno van der Haven

Severe weather is expected to impact the entire region of North Texas on March 2.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth (NWS) predicted that another round of strong thunderstorms will arrive in the afternoon hours of March 2. These storms are expected to produce hail and strong winds, with the possibility of tornadoes.

The NWS told The Dallas Express that the earliest time these storms would arrive is around 2 p.m., with the threat continuing throughout the rest of the afternoon.

Some thunderstorms were seen in the morning hours of March 1. This was the first round of storms expected to impact the area with the second, more severe round yet to come, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. 

The NWS issued several severe thunderstorm warnings across the region on March 1 that affected multiple cities across North Texas, including Dallas, Arlington, Grand Prairie, and DeSoto. Forecasters warned that these storms were capable of producing strong winds and hail.

The agency told The Dallas Express that it received reports of hail as large as ping-pong balls.

Juan Hernandez, a meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that March 2 will be a “volatile” day.

“Everybody across the Dallas-Fort Worth area should be prepared for severe weather tomorrow in the afternoon,” said Hernandez.

Hernandez said that March 3 will see dry weather across the region with temperatures rising into the 60s. Temperatures are expected to continue to rise into the 70s over the weekend with no chances of precipitation.

The NWS recommended that residents take precautionary measures ahead of the storm system’s arrival. The agency advised identifying safe shelters, updating emergency kits and supplies, and establishing a communication plan.

Since the situation may change quickly, the NWS pointed out the importance of staying up to date with the latest available forecasts and severe weather warnings.

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