Several unexpected severe weather warnings issued across North Texas

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If you don’t have a rain gauge, it’s time to get one in North Texas.

Generally, May is the wettest month in Texas. The latest rain chances in the forecast started Monday and will continue Tuesday and Wednesday in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The threat of severe weather, which could mean large hail and damaging winds, was expected to be low in Tarrant County and other nearby counties. But, though the region wasn’t under a severe thunderstorm watch, some warnings were issued Monday evening. In Tarrant County, as of 6:30 p.m., the National Weather Service had received reports of quarter-size hail near Haslet and half-dollar size hail near Azle.

Now, the service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Van Alstyne, Howe, Whitewright, Bonham and Bells. The latest these are expected to last is 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth also warned of severe weather across all of Dallas, Ellis and Collin Counties.

In Tarrant County, there was a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day Monday and 50 percent Monday night.

Heavy rainfall expected on Tuesday could mean flash flooding in some neighborhoods.

“We’re going to see lots of rain on Tuesday,” said meteorologist Juan Hernandez with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth on Monday. “There is a threat of severe weather, but it’s low.”

On Tuesday, storms are expected to dump lots of rain in North Texas. Rainfall accumulations will range from one to three inches and higher in some areas. Weather forecasters say there’s a 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, and 60 percent on Tuesday night.

High temperatures on Tuesday will remain cool, around the mid-60s.

And North Texans could get another chance of rain when there’s a 40 percent chance on Wednesday. Temperatures will stay in the 60s.

The rain will be gone by Thursday, and North Texans will get a few dry days.

But the NWS in Fort Worth says rain chances will return Saturday night and Sunday.

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