Strong storms possible this afternoon into the overnight hours

Quiet, warm, and muggy to start your Saturday morning with a few areas of scattered sprinkles/light rain through early this afternoon. Skies will stay cloudy with temps in the mid 70s for highs.

This afternoon, storms will begin to develop out ahead of the cold front with some being strong to severe. The biggest threats with these storms will be heavy rain, strong and possibly damaging winds, and we also can't rule out a few tornadoes as the storm passes.

Due to the high rainfall threat, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for nearly all of North Texas from now until Sunday morning at 6 a.m. for the areas in green below.


Areas in blue (Eastland, Jack, Montague, Young, Palo Pinto, and Stephens Counties) are under a Winter Storm Watch from Sunday evening at 6 p.m. until noon Monday.

Rain chances today start off around 30% in the morning and increase to 60% (with a few isolated strong storms) this afternoon. The real threat is in the overnight hours from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. as a line of strong to severe storms forms along the front and pushes through the area. Areas west will see storms sooner, and areas east will see them later, but pretty much everyone has a chance to see storms overnight.


There is an Enhanced Risk for severe weather this afternoon and into the overnight hours this evening (see map below) which is a three out of five on the severe weather scale. The greatest risk area includes the Metroplex, so staying up to date with the developing weather situation is important this afternoon through this evening.