NORTH TEXAS (CBSNewsTexas.com) — A weather warning was issued today due to the possibility of severe storms.
It will be a warm and windy day before afternoon storms with highs in the mid-70s and wind gusts up to 35 mph. Intermittent showers through mid-morning, with occasional storms possible east of Interstate 35.
Rain/storms can be expected around 3-4 pm in North Texas along the dry line near I-35 and to the east.
The second line of storms also looks likely closer to 6:00 pm, again mostly along and east of I-35.
Afternoon storms are most at risk of becoming violent due to large hail that can be up to two inches in diameter. Also, destructive gusts of wind and a single tornado cannot be ruled out.
Due to strong northerly winds, St. Patrick’s Day will be significantly colder, with morning temperatures around 40 degrees. Light sleet showers and light rain are also possible in the southeastern regions.
The highs will only reach 50, but it will be colder because of the wind. And, unfortunately, this cold weather will continue until early next week.