Storms with high winds, lower tornado risk expected in North Texas overnight

It will be a stormy night in North Texas.

A front is expected to move in during the overnight hours and could bring severe weather. The storms should be brief but could be damaging. 

According to the FOX 4 Weather team, areas west of Interstate 35 will get hit first with the most active period being from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The storms will likely reach the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. and east of I-35 between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.

The biggest threat will be damaging wind gusts between 55 and 65 miles per hour. There could be some stronger wind gusts in certain areas.

A few spin-up tornados are also possible, especially in the areas northwest of the metroplex. Anything that does form will likely be short-lived, unlike the damaging tornadoes that hit North Texas a week ago.

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Some hail is possible, but it will likely be smaller in size.

Cooler air will follow for highs in the low 70s on Wednesday and Thursday.

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