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Hail, wind, a few tornadoes possible Saturday. How it could mess up weekend plans

Cars stuck on flooded Fort Worth street during heavy rain

Emergency crew rescues vehicles stuck in high water during storm Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Cleburne Road and Devitt Street. Storm system rolled in overnight in Fort Worth area.
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Emergency crew rescues vehicles stuck in high water during storm Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Cleburne Road and Devitt Street. Storm system rolled in overnight in Fort Worth area.

Severe storms are expected to rumble into the Dallas-Fort Worth area Saturday morning, bringing threats of hail, damaging winds and perhaps a few tornadoes.

“Damaging winds and hail are probably the greatest concerns but we’re going to have to keep an eye on how the storms develop,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Monique Sellers. “If isolated supercell storms form ahead of the main line of storms, there could be a tornado threat.”

The Storm Prediction Center has the Dallas-Fort Worth area under a slight risk (2 on a scale of 5) but Dallas and points east are under an enhanced risk (3 on a scale of 5).

If the storms stall or move slowly, the flooding threat will increase. It could also set the stage for more flooding next week since more storms are in the forecast for Monday night and Tuesday.

Area lakes are full and more heavy rain could cause issues along creeks and rivers.

But levels dropped enough at Lake Worth Thursday to reopen the reservoir to boat traffic.





The Oasis at Joe Pool Lake and Benbrook campground are closed after heavy rains cause flooding around Fort Worth lakes. Recreational areas around the lakes are impacted as summer season and Memorial Day nears.

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