Rain in Dallas-Fort Worth forecast for next couple of days

04/01/2013 8:12 AM

04/01/2013 9:37 AM

Enjoy Monday's near-perfect spring-like weather because it's going to be a little dreary the next couple of days.

After highs reach the upper 70s under mostly sunny skies Monday afternoon, storms will start rolling into the area late Monday or early Tuesday.

Some could be severe, especially west of Fort Worth with a chance of wind and hail, meteorologists with the National Weather Service are forecasting.

High temperatures will be in the upper 60s Tuesday but are expected to only reach around 50 Wednesday with rain in the forecast both days.

"Everybody should pick up some rain, which is good because we need it," weather service meteorologist Jesse Moore said. "Everyone should see an inch and a half to two inches of rain. It looks like Wednesday will be the least spring-like day with temperatures hovering around 50 all day."

With 98 percent of Texas facing some form of drought, the rains will definitely help but won't be enough to end the parched conditions across the state.

Some areas northwest of Fort Worth that are facing exceptional drought are expected to see 2 inches or more this week.

The rains should end by Thursday and temperatures should reach 70 Friday in time for the Texas Rangers home-opener.

Next weekend should also feel like spring with highs back in the upper 70s.

Bill Hanna, (817) 390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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