Today should be much milder in North Texas than yesterday, with afternoon sunshine expected, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures, with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s. A cold front should arrive around mid-morning, decreasing temperatures, but not below the 70s.
Wind speeds should remain calm at around 10 mph this morning and pick up slightly this afternoon into the evening. The humidity will be around 30 percent, which will make the air feel cooler, National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Dunn said.
Sunshine is forecast for this afternoon.
Friday brings a 20 percent chance of showers. Meteorologist Steve Fano said sprinkles are likely throughout the day, especially in the afternoon. Temperatures will drop again overnight bringing the high tomorrow into the low 60s.
Saturday and Sunday look nice with cool temperatures in the mid 70s and lots of sunshine in the forecast.
Fort Worth saw severe weather Wednesday in the form of heavy rain and strong winds, some up to 70 mph in south Fort Worth. Quarter-sized hail was reported in southern Tarrant County near Burleson, Dunn said. In Stephens County near Benbrook, tennis ball-sized hail was reported.
Johnson County reported half-dollar-sized hail while under a tornado warning about 5 p.m. last night. No tornado was reported and the worst damage was from downed trees, the county’s emergency management office said.
With areas across North Texas from Benbrook to Arlington still trying to recover from more than $600 million in auto and property claims, each new severe storm that hits continues to add to the total.
Staff writers Bill Hanna and Robert Cadwallader contributed to this report.
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