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April 17, 2014

Light rain in Fort Worth today, storms possible on Easter

Forecasters are calling for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Easter Sunday for Tarrant County.

Folks in DFW may need to include umbrellas with those new Easter Sunday outfits.

Forecasters say that scattered showers and thunderstorms may hold off until Sunday afternoon and evening, but those areas that get the rain could see as much as an inch.

“It looks right now that Sunday morning will be OK,” meteorologist Jason Dunn of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth said Thursday. “The best chances of rain will be in the afternoon and evening.”

Forecasters say there’s a 40 percent chance of rain Sunday afternoon and it jumps to 50 percent Sunday night.

Light rain started falling around lunchtime in Tarrant County on Thursday and continued into the afternoon.

“These will be very light showers,” said meteorologist Jennifer Dunn at the NWS offce in Fort Worth on Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday evening, forecasters say, there’s a 30 percent chance of showers.

Chances are slim in Tarrant County - 20 percent, according to meteorologists. High temperatures in the DFW area on Thursday will get to the upper 60s.

Morning temperatures for Friday and the weekend will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s. The daytime temperature on Friday should be about 75 and reach the upper 70s on Saturday.

On Sunday, along with the rain chances, high temperatures should be in the upper 70s.

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