New storms with large hail to hit Dallas-Fort Worth Thursday


Hail pummels Tidwell Field at Granbury High School, Monday, May 3, 2021, as parents and student take shelter under the stands.

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After a tornado watch was issued for many North and Central Texas counties Wednesday afternoon, more bad weather is headed for dallas-Fort Worth Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service Fort Worth office.

Severe weather is expected to arrive around 2 p.m. Thursday and stick around until about 6 p.m., Fort Worth meteorologist Juan Hernandez told the Star-Telegram.

Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats in Thursday’s storms. A tornado watch was issued for several local counties, such as Tarrant, on Wednesday and another alert could come later today.

“There’s going to be a potential again today,” Hernandez said. “It’s a little too early to see.”

North Texas will have another chance of severe weather this week on Thursday. North Texas will have another chance of severe weather this week on Thursday. National Weather Service Fort Worth

The cold front that could spawn Thursday’s storms is also bringing cooler temperatures across North Texas for the weekend.

The high on Friday will be in the upper 70s, followed by around the same temperatures on Saturday. On Sunday, North Texans can expect highs in the mid 70s.

For those taking mom out for Mother’s Day on Sunday, they might want to bring an umbrella as the Dallas-Fort Worth area will have a 50-60% chances of rain during the day, Hernandez said.

By Sunday evening, rain chances will increase and there may be a few lingering storms on Monday morning.

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Brayden Garcia is a service journalism reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He graduated from the University of Texas at arlington in 2020, where he worked at the student newspaper, The Shorthorn. He previously covered education at The Dallas Morning News.


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