Preparing for Storms on Tuesday

By Jeff Jamison, CBS11 News
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If you’re a fan of warm weather, then you’ll love today and tomorrow.  Overnight lows only in the 60s!  Afternoon highs in the 70s…about 20 degrees above average.

It is very humid today with a breezy south wind.  We will have just enough lift in the atmosphere for a few, light showers or sprinkles…but nothing significant for today.

A disturbance currently over the Desert Southwest will punch into our area tomorrow to create a favorable environment for thunderstorms from Tuesday midday into the afternoon.

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As the disturbance enters from the west tomorrow, it will push a cold front our way.  We will have enough lift with cold air aloft for thunderstorms to start breaking out mid morning to the west of the Metroplex and then moving west to east through North Texas during the day.

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Some of the storms in the line we’re expecting tomorrow will be strong to severe.  These will be noisy storms with quite a bit of lightning and thunder…a very Spring feel to tomorrow.  The wind profile in the atmosphere will support some storms producing strong straight-line winds up to 80 mph.  There could be some coin-size hail as well.  The tornado threat will be primarily in the Arklatex and far East Texas tomorrow late afternoon…but we can’t rule them out in our area either.  There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather over most of North Texas for Tuesday.

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After the storms clear to the east tomorrow afternoon, gusty west winds will whip in our western counties and dry things out quickly.  This will increase the grass fire danger in the same areas that are still dealing with a sizable drought.  Be careful with outdoor burning tomorrow afternoon west of Fort Worth…any small spark could quickly grow into a large fire.

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After the storms tomorrow, the weather will be sunny and quiet for the rest of the week.  Look for a return of a mild weather pattern, with seasonably cool temperatures.  In fact the weather should stay dry thru the upcoming weekend.

7day Preparing for Storms on Tuesday