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Forecast calls for severe weather starting Monday afternoon

Severe weather is most likely on Tuesday and could include tornadoes.
Severe weather is most likely on Tuesday and could include tornadoes. Star-Telegram

Spring-breakers who are out of school this week might want to find something good to binge-watch.

The forecast calls for rain, thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes early in the week.

Cloudy skies and a 60 percent chance of rain will greet morning commuters Monday and continue through noon, followed by thunderstorms that could turn severe after 4 p.m., said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

The high will still be in the lower 70s with a low in the 60s, Moore said.

The chance for thunderstorms will be highest, 80 percent, overnight Monday, and the greatest likelihood of severe weather will be early Tuesday and Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Hail 1- to- 1 1/12 inches in diameter is the primary threat overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, Moore said.

“Tuesday morning is when we’ll have the potential for large hail, damaging wind and a few tornadoes,” Moore said.

North Texans could see 60 mph-plus winds Tuesday, he said.

The next phase of severe weather will last from Tuesday afternoon through 1 a.m. Wednesday in areas including the Metroplex and along and west of Interstate 35.

There’s a 60 percent chance of rain Wednesday.

An estimated 2 to 4 inches of rain will likely will fall in the region through Thursday, Moore said.

The high temperatures should stay in the mid- to- upper 60s through Friday.

Dylan Bradley: 817-390-7984, @dbradley1220

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST

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