Light rains end later today

03/26/2014 12:07 PM

03/26/2014 1:04 PM

North Texans will still need an umbrella for a few more hours Wednesday, but the chances of moisture are slim on Thursday.

Light rain began falling mid-morning and forecasters say it will still be around until the afternoon. Rainfall totals in Tarrant County will still be around a tenth of an inch or less while residents along the Red River could see a few heavier amounts. Rain chances are at 100 percent for Wednesday.

But chances drop to 30 percent Wednesday night and 20 percent on Thursday. High temperatures Wednesday will be in the upper 50s.

“There’s a slight chance of thunderstorms east of the Metroplex on Thursday, but we won’t see anything like that here,” said meteorologist Jason Dunn on Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

A dry line will pass through North Texas on Thursday bringing with it strong dry winds. Temperatures will climb into the 80s on Thursday and forecasters say elevated fire weather conditions may exist in counties west of Fort Worth that could produce wildfires.

“Winds could be 25 to 35 mph out there,” Dunn said. “Winds here in Tarrant County won’t be that strong.”

Temperatures on Friday and for the weekend will be in the 70s with residents waking up to mornings with temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

No rain is predicted for the weekend.

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