May 11, 2014

Rain back in the forecast for Tarrant County this week

Forecasters say Tarrant County could see more than two inches of rain this week.

Tarrant County, get your rain gauges ready.

Rain is forecast for the next two days — possibly more than 2 inches by the time showers and storms move out late Tuesday.

A cold front arrives Monday afternoon and some scattered showers and storms will greet Monday morning commuters, but the heaviest rainfall will be Monday afternoon and evening.

There’s a 70 percent chance of moisture Monday, 60 percent Monday night.

“We’ll see some widespread showers and storms on Monday afternoon,” meteorologist Jesse Moore at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth said Sunday. “Some storms could be severe with hail and damaging winds.”

Rainfall totals could reach an inch in Tarrant County by late Monday.

Precipitation stays in the forecast for Tuesday, but only at a 30 percent chance. Still, Tarant County could see another inch or more, forecasters said. The rain will be gone by Wednesday.

Some other parts of North Texas could receive 3 inches of rain by late Tuesday, Moore said.

“And that front will cool us down,” he said.

High temperatures Monday will be in the low 80s, dropping to the 50s Tuesday through Thursday mornings. Daytime temperatures will be in the upper 60s on Tuesday and in the lower 70s on Wednesday.

Temperatures return to the 80s by Thursday and for the rest of the week.

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