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Thunderstorms in Dallas-Fort Worth forecast as front arrives

04/09/2013 7:59 AM

04/17/2013 12:44 PM

North Texans should be prepared for the possibility of booming overnight thunderstorms with damaging winds and hail that are expected to arrive with a cold front early Wednesday.

It was still largely dry, warm and windy Tuesday as the high reached 80 degrees. But forecasters say the frontal system should arrive after midnight and rain could be around for commuters on Wednesday morning. Rain chances are 90 percent for Tuesday night and 60 percent for Wednesday morning.

"The showers and thunderstorms will arrive right with the cold front and there could be some lingering rain behind the front," said meteorologist Matt Bishop at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Tuesday.

Rainfall totals could range from half an inch to an inch in the Tarrant County area.

The lows for Wednesday morning will be in the upper 40s and it will get to just 60 for a high, forecasters say.

On Thursday morning, North Texans will awaken to temperatures in the upper 30s. The high Thursday should be in the lower 60s.

Temperatures will be warmer this weekend for the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The highs will be in the 70s for race fans and the lows in the mornings will be in the 60s under partly cloudy skies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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