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Really Windy by the End of the Week and Storms Likely for our Weekend in North Texas

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Larry Mowry
Larry joined the CBS 11 Storm Team in January 2008 from CBS affil...
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STORMS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE WEEKEND…

Until we get to the weekend very nice weather is on tap for North Texas.  Tonight and tomorrow will be on the cool side but we warm back into the upper 70s and low 80s by Wednesday thru Saturday.  A strong cold front gets here on Sunday and brings severe weather chances and cooler temperature by next week.

HANG ON TO YOUR HATS…

Winds will really start to increase later this week.  We will notice the breeze picking up on Thursday, but it gets really windy on Friday and Saturday ahead of the front.  Gusts could get up to 40 or 45 mph on Friday and Saturday out of the south.

FORECAST:

TONIGHT:  Clear Skies, chilly.  Low of 45.  N 5-10 mph

TOMORROW:  Sunny.  Pleasant.  High of 75.  NW 5-10 mph

TOMORROW NIGHT:  Clear skies, chilly.  Low of 49.  Light Winds

WEDNESDAY:  Sunny, slightly warmer.  High of 79.  SE 5-10 mph

THURSDAY:  Mostly sunny, breezy.  Morning low of 51.  High of 81.  S 10-20 mph

FRIDAY:  Mostly cloudy, windy and mild.  Morning low of 62.  High of 80.  S 25-35 mph

SATURDAY:  Mostly cloudy, very windy, spotty showers.  20% Rain chance.  Morning low of 65.  High of 80.  S 30-40 mph

SUNDAY:  Storms likely, some severe.  50% Rain chance.  Morning low of 65.  High of 75.  S 20-30 mph then turning north behind the cold front.

MONDAY:  Partly cloudy and cold.  Morning low of 38 (freeze possible for areas NW of DFW).  High of 60.  N 10-20 mph

STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND…

A strong upper level system will sweep into the Plains by this weekend.  This storm system is starting just south of Alaska.

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By Saturday, the upper level disturbance will look like this.  There will be storms out in West Texas and western Oklahoma.  But we should have a strong CAP in place to prevent storms on Saturday.  There could be a few showers beneath the CAP, but storms are not expected.

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By Sunday, the CAP is gone as the upper level disturbance pivots right over Texas.  This will lead to showers and thunderstorms.  Some of these storms on Sunday could possibly be severe.  The timing of the cold front that arrives is still unclear.  The models are surprisingly in good agreement with an early afternoon passage in the DFW area.  Behind this front temps will be cooler.  Morning lows on Monday morning will be in the 30s.

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