Severe weather is predicted in North Texas today as the Storm Prediction Center warns of an Enhanced Risk (Level 3) for storms in most of the region, including the Metroplex. The CBS News Texas First Alert Weather Team has urged caution, advising all residents to stay aware of rapidly changing weather patterns throughout the afternoon and evening. All modes of severe weather, including damaging winds, large hail, and long-tracked tornadoes, are possible.
A range of factors are culminating to create the unstable weather system, including a warm front from the south and dryline from the west moving through the area. Scattered rainfall and thunderstorms may begin as early as 2 PM and continue through the night, bringing with them the threat of localized flooding. Residents are encouraged to have a plan of action should a warning be issued in their area.
The worst of the weather is expected to pass to the east of North Texas by late evening, with the threat of severe weather diminishing from west to east. Overnight temperatures will drop to the low 60s, and Monday will bring high temperatures in the low 90s with a slight chance of a shower or storm.
However, this respite is short-lived, with Tuesday’s weather alert already underway. Strong to severe storms are predicted in parts of North Texas, especially east and northeast of I-35 and I-36E. The Storm Prediction Center has indicated Marginal, Slight, and Enhanced Risks (Levels 1, 2, and 3) across these areas, including parts of the Metroplex. CBS News Texas advises residents to remain vigilant and stay aware of the ongoing weather patterns.
Although Wednesday currently looks set to be a quieter day, further storms are expected to move in towards the end of the week, with the Easter holiday weekend predicted to bring unsettled weather. The CBS News Texas First Alert Weather Team will provide constant updates on any changes to the weather situation, and is advising all residents to take precautions and stay informed.