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First Storms of March Arriving This Weekend

by CBS11 Meteorologist Jeff Jamison
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It has been a beautiful Thursday in North Texas with breezy south winds and lots of sunshine.  We made it back into the 70s but probably will fall just short of that for Friday with more clouds.  The humidity levels are on the way up too with more breezy south winds.  There will be just enough lift and moisture for a few areas of sprinkles or light rain, but it should not amount to a whole lot.

DALLAS DAILY PLANNER NIGHT

 

An upper level low is just of the coast of California, but should be making progress eastward over the next couple of days.  This will aid in moving a cold front into North Texas Saturday into Sunday.  This will increase of chance of rain…starting Saturday afternoon going thru Sunday morning.

NTX Rain Chances

 

The best chance for widespread rain and thunderstorms will be overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning.

NTX Rain Chances1

 

Storms will push eastward during the day Sunday.

NTX Rain Chances11

 

The storms could turn severe late Saturday night.  We should have enough moisture and wind energy for a few severe thunderstorms.  The fact that this will happen overnight limit the severity because of lack of sun’s energy.  There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe storms during this timeframe..with hail and high wind the biggest threats.

Severe Risk Day 3

 

The good news is the rain itself.  We really need it.  It’s dry…very dry.  Most of North Texas is in drought so we’ll take every drop.  The forecast models are hinting at some impressive rainfall totals beginning Saturday evening and going thru midday Sunday.  The slower the storm moves, the more rain we will get.

NTX Futurecast Precip Accum RPM

 

Rain ends altogether Sunday afternoon and we’re left with a dry forecast for most of Spring Break week in North Texas.  Should be nice for everyone’s break.

KTVT 7DAY MASTER