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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Get Ready For Big Weather Changes


It has been a mild morning with temperatures hovering in the lower to mid 60s. It has been a gusty morning with south winds getting up to 30-35 mph at times. It will be a breezy, if not windy day today, but no WIND ADVISORY is expected. We don’t expect a lot of rain either…just a few sprinkles late this evening.


A fairly potent low pressure center over the Rockies will be slowly slogging our way over the next several days. It will help drag a cold front through our area Thursday afternoon. This is a strong cold front and temps will fall precipitously behind the front setting the stage for a chilly end of the week. With the front, there is a chance of some strong thunderstorms across North Texas. The SPC has put a good chunk of North Texas under the SLIGHT RISK for severe weather Thursday afternoon. Because we expect to see such extensive cloud cover ahead of the front our chance of a huge outbreak of severe weather appears less likely. But a few storms could produce larger hail and strong winds…along with heavy rainfall.

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The system as it moves in Thursday will provide plenty of lift along with ample moisture to produce widespread rainfall over North Texas.  Some of the rain will be heavy at times.  Because this low pressure system is so slow-moving…we will have a decent shot at rain not only Thursday..but Friday & Saturday as well.  When all is said and done by the end of the weekend, there is forecast to be a wide area of 2-4” of rainfall.  Some locations east of I-45 could see upwards of 6 or 7” of rain!!  Obviously we’ll keep an eye on this…how much rain we get will depend on where different boundaries end up over our area.  But as it looks now, we will need to monitor the possibilities of flooding going into the weekend.

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Today….Cloudy & breezy.  20% chance of spotty showers late. High 73° South wind 15-25 mph.

Tonight…Cloudy with a 30% chance of rain.  Low 66°  South wind 10-20 mph.

Thursday…Cloudy & breezy.  80% chance of rain & t’storms.  Some storms strong afternoon.  Temperatures peak at 70° by midday…then falling rapidly by afternoon into the lower 50s!  South wind becoming north wind 15-25 mph.

Friday…Cloudy & chilly.  50% chance of rain.  High 54°

Saturday…Mostly cloudy.  50% chance of rain.  High 57°

Sunday…Partly to mostly cloudy.  30% chance of rain.  High 65°

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