Thunderstorms bringing heavy rain, quarter-sized hail, gusty winds and cloud-to-ground lightning are possible in parts of Dallas-Fort Worth Tuesday night as a storm system moves through from the south.
A large area of showers and thunderstorms were moving north from the Jacksboro-Athens area around 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
Another strong thunderstorm was moving into Mansfield and then Arlington around 4:05 p.m., with frequent lightning, very heavy rain, penny-sized hail and wind gusts to 40 mph.
A second round of storms is expected overnight, when the chance of rain is 100 percent. Low temperature is expected to be about 55.
More than two inches of rain could fall in some areas of North Texas with the rains possibly continuing into Thursday.
Some parts of North Texas, mainly in the southern portion, could see severe weather in the storms, winds gusting to 60 mph, up to quarter-size hail and heavy rains. Localized flooding is possible.
"There's a chance of isolated tornadoes, but we believe that would happen in the areas south of Interstate 20," said meteorologist Matt Bishop of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
The NWS is forecasting that North Texas will have a 100 percent chance of rain through Wednesday morning, when the possibility begins decreasing to 40 percent on Thursday.
Mother Nature moves the rain away for Friday and the weekend. Low temperatures should be in the upper 30s those mornings and the highs should be in the mid-60s with mostly clear skies.
The high Tuesday was 68 degrees.