Rains soak Easter in Fort Worth; more to come Monday

04/20/2014 3:20 PM

11/12/2014 4:48 PM

North Texans who waited until Sunday afternoon to hide the Easter eggs got wet.

Showers hit Fort Worth on Sunday afternoon, and more were headed to Tarrant County on Monday, when a cold front expected to arrive in the evening will bring a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

“The rains will be much more significant and better organized” than Sunday’s, said meteorologist Dan Huckaby at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

Showers and storms will form ahead of the front.

“A few storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds,” he said.

The cold front Monday evening won’t change the spring temperatures. Morning temperatures Tuesday will be in lower 60s, with highs in the 80s.

Slight chances of rain return Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Light showers fell in some areas Easter morning, but the skies cleared until later. Chances for rain Sunday night were 40 percent. Showers and thunderstorms formed just west of Mineral Wells by Sunday afternoon.

“On some of those downpours, they’ve recorded a half-inch of rain,” said Huckaby. “Most of the rain in Tarrant and Dallas counties will be scattered.”

The Sunday shower and storms would really have had to be packing some moisture late at night to break rainfall records for an Easter Sunday. The record is 2.23 inches of rain on April 8, 2012, according to NWS records.

The temperatures reached 80 degrees at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Sunday. Once again, not a record-breaker. The record high for Easter was 95 degrees, set April 16, 2006, according to records.

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