Wet and wild conditions expected for North Texas

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Thursday morning's commute in DFW will be wet but without Wednesday's sleet, forecasters say, and thunderstorms later in the day could be severe.

That's after a day of light rain, sleet and cool temperatures in North Texas.

Rain mixed with some sleet fell Wednesday morning and light rain continued throughout the day. Temperatures in Tarrant County have stayed in the 40s. Rainfall totals were likely to be less than a quarter-inch in most areas.

Winds have been 15 to 20 mph during the day.

The stronger thunderstorms arrive Thursday morning with another 80 percent chance of rain.

"A line of storms should arrive here right after sunrise," said meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh at the NWS office in Fort Worth on Wednesday. "There's a threat of hail in some storms."

Forecasters say rainfall totals could be a half-inch or more Thursday in many areas of North Texas.

Residents should see clearing skies by Thursday afternoon. The high Thursday will in the 60s.

On Friday, it should be mostly sunny with temperatures in the 50s.

For the weekend and the Cowtown Marathon, it will be fairly chilly turning a bit warmer. Saturday's low will be about 34 and the high for the day should be in the 60s.

For the Cowtown Marathon on Sunday, the morning's low should be in the lower 40s and the highs later in the upper 60s.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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