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Storms tonight could be severe in North Texas

Precipitation is possible across much of North Texas on Monday -- about a 20 percent chance -- with rain chances accelerating to 60 percent with showers and storms that could be severe overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The high should be around 70 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. It will be windy with a south wind between 20 and 25 mph and gusts as high as 35 mph, which has prompted the weather service to post a wind advisory.

"We have a pretty decent low-pressure system and an associated cold front moving into the Southern Plains," said Tara Dudzik, a weather service meteorologist. "That's going to provide the lift and a chance for severe weather this evening and through the night."

The weather system will be fueled by moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which has been rolling into North Texas since Sunday, courtesy of southerly winds, Dudzik said.

Meanwhile, Monday was also expected to be breezy with more winds out of the south at 20-30 mph and possible gusts up to 40 mph. Therefore, Dudzik said, the weather service has posted a wind advisory through 8 p.m.

That means winds will be strong enough to make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Also, boaters would be very careful when going onto area lakes.

Tuesday is expected to see a 20 percent chance of rain under mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures could reach the high 50s and then slip back to around 47 at 5 p.m. and the low 30s overnight.

Wednesday will be sunny but the mercury isn't expected to get past 50, according to the weather service. Overnight temperatures will be in the low 30s.

Thursday and Friday will be sunny with highs around 60 and nighttime lows about 20 degrees cooler, according to the forecast.

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