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Published on February 09, 2024
Dallas Braces for a Week of Unpredictable Weather with Rain and Thunderstorms in the ForecastSource: Flickr / Zaneology

The fluctuating Texas climate has Dallas on watch, with the weather pendulum swinging from light rain to potential thunderstorms over the next few days. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a forecast that includes a "chance of rain" and "slight chance of showers and thunderstorms" starting this afternoon with a high near 72 degrees. Winds could peak up to 20 mph, adding a brisk challenge to the otherwise muggy conditions.

As nighttime descends, Dallas residents can expect a continued 20 percent chance of showers, with a low temperature hovering around 55 degrees. The weekend brings more certainty in terms of precipitation, with Saturday's steady temperature around 58 and the likelihood of showers ramping up to 80 percent. Quarter to half an inch of new precipitation could dampen the region, impacting outdoor activities and commutes alike. Come Sunday, showers and potential thunderstorms are on the agenda before noon, followed by a "chance of showers" in the afternoon, potentially affecting weekend plans with its gusty winds and high precipitation chances.

Dallas won't catch a break even in the late hours, as the forecast for Sunday night includes a 20 percent chance of rain before midnight and mostly cloudy skies. Motorists should prepare for the gusting winds, which could accelerate to 30 mph. Monday offers a glimmer of hope with a return to "mostly sunny" weather and a high near 54, although blustery winds continue to claim their presence.

The National Weather Service also released a Hazardous Weather Outlook, highlighting "patchy fog" issues for tonight in eastern North Texas and across Central Texas. As for the coming week, "Thunderstorm chances will return to portions of North and Central Texas Friday afternoon through Sunday evening." A caveat for those in the southeast, the forecast warns that "a few strong to marginally severe storms are possible Sunday afternoon." Despite these unpredictable conditions, spotter activation is not expected at this time.

With a week of weather that underscores the unpredictability of Texas skies, residents and visitors in Dallas should stay informed and prepared for whatever the clouds may pour down.

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