Severe Storm Threat Late Saturday
We’re off to another very humid, cloudy and warm start to the day. Just like yesterday, the morning clouds will give way to some afternoon sun. The breezy southeast winds will keep the mugginess around and above average temperatures for our Friday too.
We have been watching some storms in Oklahoma steadily moving southeast toward Texas. Some of our computer guidance bring scattered storms into our Red River counties later this afternoon, but most of us will not see storms today. We’ve included a 20% chance of storms in places like Gainesville, Sherman and Paris.
Our best chance of storms will be Saturday…and specifically late Saturday afternoon and evening. A low pressure system will kick out over the Central United States and help drag a cold front our way. Storms should develop along that front in West Texas during the late morning hours. Storms will start forming during the afternoon west of the Metroplex.
As the front gets closer to the Metroplex by sundown, storm chances will go up. We’re expecting a broken line of thunderstorms to move into the area producing gusty winds, lightning, possible hail and heavy downpours. The main show is forecast to be in and near the Metroplex between 7p and 2a.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large portion of North Texas under a SLIGHT RISK for severe thunderstorms Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.
Storms should come to an end by sunrise Sunday, leaving us with lots of sun for the end of the weekend. There’s not a lot of cool air with this system, so temperatures will stay above normal all the way through next week. Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry will have an updated timeline of storms in North Texas starting at 4p on CBS11.