Possibility Of Severe Storms Tonight

Thunderstorms, some heavy this evening, then skies turning partly cloudy after midnight. A few storms may be severe. Low 52F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

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ERIN MORAN: That is exactly how I look currently if I were to go skiing. I am not a natural on skis, so I've just got to talk myself through it. But oh man, that was cute.

All right, now we've got to talk about the possibility of strong to severe storms here in North Texas tonight. Of course we've already had some rain roll through. You can see it from Klyde Warren Park. Hopefully you grabbed the rain gear, and you'll just kind of have to keep it handy over the next few days.

60 degrees right now at DFW. We've got a southeast wind at 20 miles an hour gusting to 26 miles an hour. So you know when the winds are cranking like that it's going to be a little stormy.

With the rains rolling through, temperatures have cooled off a little bit. Upper 50s, mid 50s for Bowie, Gainesville, and Sherman, and then a few spots, especially the farther south you are, sitting in the low 60s.

But what we're still watching for-- I know we've had this round of showers and storms roll through already, but what we're watching for is actually still out to the west right now. You can see these storms approaching Wichita Falls. They've already moved past the Childress and Haskell areas. There's a severe thunderstorm watch out in that direction. But when we zoom on in, you notice it still does not include any of our western counties. But these storms are going to roll through tonight, so we'll keep you updated on whether that severe thunderstorm watch is issued for parts of north Texas.

So this is the latest FutureCast looking at some storms kind of ahead of that main line, but it's that line that's moving into our western counties around 7 o'clock that we're most concerned with. You notice as we get to 8 o'clock in the evening we're starting to see these storms moving through the I-35 corridor, western portions of the Metroplex. These storms do move through very quickly though, but they're going to pack a punch. Not only are we going to have heavy rainfall associated with these storms, a lot of lightning possible as well, but we're going to be watching for hail, damaging winds, and maybe even an isolated tornado. That threat is on the lower side, but we're not ruling it out at this point.

What we are waiting for is this front to kind of swing through overnight. So the storms are actually well ahead of the front. Then once we get past midnight, that severe threat is pushing east. We clear out very quickly. Tuesday shapes up to be a very nice day. I was trying to reassure my husband, reassure my dogs that tomorrow is going to be just fine. But, of course, we got to get through some stormy weather for tonight.

So again, watching our western counties over the next couple of hours, 4:00 to 6:00 PM time frame. Metroplex, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Just make sure you know where you're going to go if a warning is issued for your area. Make sure you know how you're going to get weather alerts as well. CBS DFW weather app perfect for that.

9:00 PM to midnight, it's our eastern counties. And then we clear out overnight, but we are watching for the large hail, maybe up to an inch in diameter. We're also watching for some wind damage. 60 mile an hour winds possible. And again, the tornado threat, the flooding threat on the lower side but not nonexistent.

This is going to be a decent shot of rain, just what we're expecting tonight. Some spots maybe getting close to if not over an inch of rainfall, and we've got more rain in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday as well. So I think when all is said and done, a good portion of north Texas may be looking at rain amounts at two to four inches of rain.

And then the best part about all of this, we're done with it by the time we get to the weekend. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we've got sunny skies in the forecast. 77 on Friday. 80 degrees on Saturday. Dry cold front moves through, so we've got the mid 70s for Sunday, low 70s on Monday. But a nice stretch of weather just in time to end the workweek and approach the weekend, Brooke.

- Hey, I am living for that Saturday forecast.