By Jeff Ray

This morning we had a hail storm move across northern Johnson, southern Tarrant and Dallas as well as central Kaufman Counties. Hail was generally less than 1″ in diameter but in some places carpeted the ground. The brighter colors you see in the graphic below show the path of the hail core over our area this morning:

KTVT Street Level

Here is a picture sent into the National Weather Service showing the hail drift in Mansfield:

Mansfield hail drift

Storm chances will continue along the Red River and down south of the metro into the early afternoon. The darker shade from Waco over to Tyler shows were the Severe Weather Threat is highest:

A strong cold front moves into our area late tonight. This front will produce a few (non-severe) storms,  rain and very high winds. It should cross the metro area sometime around midnight:

NTX FutureCast 12kmAb

You’ll hear these winds through the night as they gust up to 30mph. It’ll be too windy for the temperatures to drop to freezing, lows will stay in the upper 30’s. With the strong winds and partly cloudy skies tomorrow I expect highs to stay in the 50’s:

NTX Tomorrows Highs

The winds will die down heading into Monday night enough to let temperatures FALL TO FREEZING in many areas outside of the urban core:

NTX Overnight Lows Manual

This colder air is sticking around. Highs on Monday will only be in the mid-50’s again and another freeze is possible Tuesday morning. We could even have some freezing temperatures in our outlying areas on Wednesday morning.

Winds turn to the south on Wednesday and we start warming up again. We have rain right back in the forecast on Friday and Saturday as we close out the month of March next weekend.