Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
The severe weather that rolled across north Texas last night did some wind damage. This picture was sent in from Griff Babb of Eagle Mountain Lake Marina. He had hoped to open a new restaurant in this building in March.
The National Weather Service had about a half-dozen reports of 60-65 mph wind gusts as the squall line moved across Parker, Tarrant and Dallas counties. Rainfall amounts landed in the 1/2″ to just an 1″ range. In the lighter shades of green you can see where the heavier bands of rain fell this morning. Down south of Waco strong cells (that area was in a Tornado Watch this early morning) had even higher rainfall amounts:
Rainfall amounts almost reached 1″ at DFW airport, it broke a daily record of reported rainfall set back in 1911 (.89″).
Temperatures have warmed nicely into the upper 60′s, winds have gusted in the 20 mph range under high clouds.
NICE EVENING, NICE MONDAY
Winds will lessen this evening under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will fall into the mid-50′s this evening and get down to the low 40′s by tomorrow daybreak. We’ll have a nice Monday with highs in the 60′s and modest winds. Clouds will thicken later in the day and bring a 50% chance of rain late Monday night.
MORE RAIN COMING
A much better chance of rain exists for Tuesday, around 80% coverage. We are expecting a dreary, raw day with mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the low 50′s and winds gusting to around 25 mph out of the ENE. We could also have a few storms around in the morning. Notice how FutureSky Forecast lessens the rain coverage as the day wears on:
Join us after golf on CBS for a full report on the news and weather this evening.