Increasing chance of severe storms in North Texas

Posted Sunday, May. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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FORT WORTH North Texans had better keep an eye on Mother Nature.

The National Weather Service gives Tarrant County a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms through Monday afternoon and then the probability increases to 40 percent through the evening. The chance of storms increases as you go north and west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“Most likely the best chances will be Monday and Tuesday afternoons into the evening hours,” said meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh of the NWS office in Fort Worth on Sunday. “There’s some chances for super cells.”

Forecasters say the chance of storms to 50 percent on Tuesday.

In just the past few days, North Texans have seen their share of severe storms. Six people were killed and hundreds injured Wednesday evening in Granbury and Hood County when an EF-4 tornado hit that area. Sixteen tornadoes were reported in North Texas that evening.

The peak wind in the Granbury tornado was 180 mph, according to updated NWS information released late Saturday. An EF-3 tornado that hit Cleburne and Johnson County had a peak wind of 140 mph, the NWS reported.

Temperatures will remain warm in North Texas on Monday. The high temperature for Monday is expected to be in the low 90s and it should hit the mid to upper 80s on Tuesday.

After the possible storms Tuesday, the weather should be sunny and warm for North Texas the rest of the week.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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