Wednesday night storms can bring hail, heavy rain, and gusty winds


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Storms are developing in central Texas that could move east into Dallas-Fort Worth, threatening hail and gusty winds Wednesday night.

Rain is expected to develop gradually as the day progresses, and some heavy storms are possible along the Red River and west of Interstate 35E on Wednesday morning and afternoon. Storms are most likely to hit north Texas tonight.

“Most of the daytime hours are dry, but just like yesterday, I expect a series of showers and thunderstorms to develop west and east through the North Texas area,” said meteorologist Samantha Davies of KXAS-TV (NBC5). “Some of these thunderstorms could get pretty strong.”

Although the threat from widespread severe weather is minor, the storms tonight could bring winds up to 60 mph and small hail in some areas, the National Weather Service said.

More rain is expected Thursday and precipitation totals of 2 to 3 inches are forecast through Saturday, with higher amounts possible in isolated areas.

“We predicted more rain for the rest of the week,” said Davies. “About 60 to 70% chance of some extended showers and even some thunderstorms when we finish the week.”

Here is NBC5’s forecast for the week:

Wednesday: 86/71, partly to mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday: 86/68, partly to mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Friday: 80/67, partly to mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Saturday: 82/67, partly cloudy with 60% chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday: 82/65, mostly sunny and warm.

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