The threat of severe weather rolling into Tarrant County between 5 and 7 p.m. today has resulted in canceled flights and canceled classes and events at several local universities and schools.
▪ Texas Christian University will close at 3 p.m. All classes and university events are canceled.
▪ UT Dallas canceled all classes and activities that start at or after 3 p.m.
▪ Southern Methodist University has canceled all classes and evening activities on the main campus and in Plano starting at 5 p.m.
▪ Texas Wesleyan University will close at 4 p.m. All classes and events are canceled.
▪ Tarrant County College will close all campuses and offices at 6 p.m.
▪ All UT Arlington classes are canceled starting at 5:30 p.m. The cancellation does not affect online courses. The Commons, University Center, Maverick Activities Center and library will remain open.
▪ About 100 flights to and from Dallas Love Field between 6 and 10 p.m. have been canceled by Southwest Airlines.
▪ American Airlines has canceled several regional arrival flights beginning at 5:45 p.m. There will be no departures after 9 p.m.
▪ Fort Worth ISD has canceled all evening events after 5 p.m.
▪ The Lake Work Independent School District has canceled all after-school activities.
▪ Crowley ISD said all after-school activities will end by 5 p.m. tonight. Buses will be offered for students who normally ride, but some roues will begin earlier to get students home.
▪ Mansfield ISD has canceled all after-school activities and sports including Quest and other after-school care programs. All MISD campuses and Quest staff will be available to take care of students until parents arrive.
▪ The “Vaping and Your Student” event at Arlington Heights High School has been rescheduled to April 24 at 6 p.m.
▪ The Lewisville ISD Night High School and middle school swim have been canceled. The LISD dual language information meeting has been rescheduled for May 1. High school UIL swimming and tennis will continue as planned and the Flower Mound High School academic awards event at Texas Motor Speedway will proceed as planned. Campuses have been advised to cancel all other after-school events.
▪ The Richardson Independent School District has canceled all after-school activities. The xPlore! after-school program will operate as normal and the UIL High School Band State Assessment will continue while weather is monitored.
▪ Dallas ISD has canceled all school activities after 4:30 p.m. The UIL tennis matches have been moved inside.
▪ All City of Southlake meetings and activities are canceled. City offices, the library and Champions Clubs will close at 4 p.m.
▪ University Little League games have been canceled.
▪ The Saginaw City Charter Informational Meeting scheduled for Wednesday night is canceled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
This list will be updated as we hear about more cancellations.
The storms should move into Tarrant County between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
A strong cap of warm air in the atmosphere that has been suppressing storms is expected to go away this afternoon as the dry line approaches.
Once that occurs, storms will start developing most likely west of Fort Worth in Palo Pinto or Parker County and move eastward.
Some models have also suggested storms could move in from the south, said National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sanchez.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of the DFW area under an enhanced risk for severe storms (3 on a scale of 5) that includes hail ranging from baseball to softball size.