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RAIN CHANCES LATER THIS WEEK AND TURNING COOLER…

WIND ADVISORY is still in effect until 7pm tonight.  Winds have gusted to 41 mph in Fort Worth, Arlington and Denton earlier today.  Winds will stay breezy tonight with gusts to 30 mph.  Clouds will continue to thicken thru the night and we may see some spotty showers after midnight tonight.

WEDNESDAY…

Cloudy skies and breezy weather continues with temperatures topping out in the low 70s.  A few passing showers will be possible, but no thunderstorms for us on Wednesday.

THURSDAY STORM CHANCES ARRIVE…

A cold front will move into the area on Thursday along with energy from an upper level low that will slowly be moving out of the Southwest US.  This will provide the focus for showers and thunderstorms.  Rain will likely be ongoing in the morning on Thursday.  As the front arrives in the afternoon, there does appear to be enough instability to get some stronger storms and possibly some severe storms.  We won’t really know the extent of how severe these storms will be until we get closer to Thursday.  Most indications are we are looking at large hail and some gusty winds with some of the storms.  Factors to watch would be if we see rain Thursday morning or not.  It we get some sunshine that could help to destabilize the atmosphere.  Also the position of the upper level low will impact the severity of the storms.  At this point most models keep it west of our area.  But one model has it closer to us, which could result in more severe weather.

It will turn chilly behind the front Thursday afternoon with temperatures dipping into the 50s.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY…

There has been a big disagreement on what will happen on Friday and Saturday.  It will be cooler with temps in the 50s, but how much rain we will see remains a question mark.  This morning the models were trending most of the heavy rain into East Texas.  Whereas, yesterday there was a bulls eye of heavy rain over North Texas.  Where the heavy rain develops will be dependent on the location of the upper level low.  And this meandering slow moving upper level low will be tough to track until we get to the end of the weekend.

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