Good morning North Texas. As of this morning there is an updated severe weather risk for North Texas, which includes DFW. However, regardless of whether there is a chance for severe storms, or normal thunderstorms, if you have outdoor activities planned later today you should keep an eye on the skies for a possibility of storms. That does NOT mean you should cancel them! Enjoy the day, just be aware of the possibility, cause the reality is not everyone will see rain and storms. It’s always a good idea to be mindful of the weather.
This morning the National Weather Service, and Storm Prediction Center issued a Day 1 severe weather outlook for north Texas. Including the DFW metroplex. This threat currently is at a (2/5 yellow) Slight risk for storms. This simply means areas in the yellow shaded risk have a higher risk for better storm coverage, not just off of intensity. Regardless of what risk you are in you should stay weather alert today! IF storms develop, they would have the potential to produce all types of severe weather!
Here is a look at the updated timing from the National Weather service. The Metroplex and areas just east, seem to be in the greatest threat area. The threats as mentioned would be large hail, damaging winds, and a tornado or two may be possible as well, with storms that develop if they can strengthen to severe limits. However, Hail and damaging winds look to be the primary threats. The timing for DFW looks to be from 4pm-2am. Again you’ll want to stay weather alert for the potential of storms, IF they develop.
Does that mean you have reason to fear or panic? No. Anxiety with storms is a real thing for people, and I know from experience growing up terrified of storms. The best thing you can do to help your fears are the following: have a plan in place to be ready for severe weather, and stay tuned to us, and other trusted forecasters around the area for forecasts that aren’t hyped for the worst outcome. We give you the information of what we could and may see without stretching the forecast. You can also learn more about severe weather, how does it form, what types, and more. And you can always ask us questions across our media sites (links are at the bottom of this page)
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available. In the meantime, make sure you have ways to receive warnings, and are weather alert today just to be safe!