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Published on May 30, 2024
Dallas and North Texas on Alert for Severe Thunderstorms, Flooding Risings from Expected Heavy RainsSource: US National Weather Service - Fort Worth Texas

Dallas and North Central Texas are bracing themselves as severe thunderstorms are predicted to roll through the area, threatening to bring along a series of hazardous weather conditions. According to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, the storms, expected mainly after 1 p.m. today and again after 1 a.m. tonight, could feature damaging winds, large hail, and even the risk of a few tornadoes. The weather forecast also warns residents about the chance of heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding, especially in low-lying areas.

With storm clouds on the horizon, Dallasites might need to prepare for more than just a ruined picnic. "Thunderstorms will move through the region today, with another round expected tonight," the Hazardous Weather Outlook advises, predicting a 60% to 70% chance of precipitation today and tonight. These storms have the power to add another 1 to 2 inches of rain, quickly to exacerbate the risk of flooding.

The consecutive days of stormy weather have culminated in a persistent flood warning by the National Weather Service. Already, the Trinity River at Dallas has witnessed minor flooding, and the service's flood statement warns of the river's potential effect on adjacent lands. "Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast," the Hazardous Weather Outlook states, noting the current state of the river and its surrounding pastures and trails that have begun to flood.

The relentless rain poses not only immediate threats but also sets the stage for an extended encounter with mother nature's capricious moods. "Periodic storm chances are expected Friday through the middle of next week," the Hazardous Weather Outlook cautions, which could prolong the fight to keep water levels in check and the community safe. Residents are being urged to not drive through flooded areas and to be cautious when walking near riverbanks as current conditions have proven that even familiar landscapes can swiftly become hazardous in the face of rising waters.

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