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Will we see tornadoes Wednesday? Severe threat also includes hail, wind, heavy rain

Get ready for another stormy afternoon and evening.

Forecasters are saying severe storms will form late Wednesday afternoon and then move toward the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The window is likely between 5 p.m. and midnight but that timeline could change, said National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sanchez.

Forecasters stress these summertime storms are hard to predict and can go severe quickly. Not everyone will see severe weather but just about every threat is in place.

“We do have the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms with the highest risk being late in the evening into Wednesday night,” said National Weather Service meteorolgist Patrica Sanchez. “We include pretty much everything, including large hail, damaging winds, brief spin-up tornadoes and straight-line winds of 60-70 mph.”

The Storm Prediction Center has all of North Texas under an enhanced risk for severe storms (3 on a scale of 5) and says “an upgrade to moderate risk via wind and/or hail (4 on a scale of 5) may be needed in later outlooks.”

The Storm Prediction also said the tornado threat would be greatest during the first few hours that storms form.

After the storms pass, the heat will kick in Thursday with temperatures climbing into the mid-to-upper 90s on Thursday and Friday. The threat for scattered thunderstorms will return this weekend and into next week.

Where storms may develop
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