Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
It hasn’t been the prettiest Friday with the low clouds and intermittent light rain. That will continue for the rest of the afternoon and evening….nothing more than a few one-hundreths of an inch of rain is likely tonight. However, the atmosphere will become quite unstable leading to scattered thunderstorms.
A powerful upper level low spinning near Southern California will begin to march eastward and help with thunderstorm development here in North Texas.
Storms will start to our west Saturday morning into midday…but we could see a few scattered showers in the Metroplex by noon.
During the afternoon Saturday, the storms beginning to get more organized and widespread, forming into a line and move east. Some the storms could be strong (more on that later in the blog).
Rain and storms should linger across our area deep into Saturday night. This is good because it means higher rainfall totals for us!
Storms will continue to push east of the DFW area overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning.
By the time we wake up Sunday morning (with one hour less of sleep) rain should be ending quickly to the east.
In terms of severe weather, there is a SLIGHT RISK for severe thunderstorms for Saturday afternoon and evening. We’re not expecting a widespread severe weather outbreak, but there could be a couple of strong storms that produce up to quarter size hail and very gusty winds. The slower-moving storms could also lead to localized flooding Saturday night.
As mentioned, this rain event has the potential to give us a much-needed soaker. Most of the computer models have the DFW area getting anywhere from 0.5″ to 1.25″ of rain from Saturday into Sunday.
After the rain ends early Sunday, it’s going to be a great weather week for Spring Break! See you at 5, 6, and 10 pm tonight!