Editor's note: This story will be updated with any developing weather situations in North Texas Friday evening.
A Tornado Watch was issued for Dallas County until midnight has expired. Strong to severe thunderstorms capable of producing up to 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail continue to push well east of DFW area and into East Texas.
While there was enough wind shear for a brief tornado, the risk for severe storms was still low in the immediate Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, according to WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus.
Counties along the Red River and well east of DFW had the highest chance of severe storms. Development of severe storms is contingent on a cap breaking – the conditions for which are more ripe in East Texas.
Spring-like weather has returned to North Texas, but that does mean some spring-like thunderstorms are possible by Friday evening.
Most of Friday will be fairly quiet across most of North Texas. Lots of clouds, breezy winds from the south, and feeling warm and muggy.
Besides a passing shower or isolated storm, most of North Texas will not see rain during the daytime hours. The exception is eastern North Texas (east of the DFW area) and into East Texas, where a better chance for thunderstorms exists this afternoon into evening. Some of those storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds, hail, and a tornado or two is possible as well.
By Friday evening, attention will turn to the western half of North Texas, where another round of thunderstorms might develop. These storms look like they will form around or just west of the DFW area. Those storms then move from west to east across North Texas this evening and tonight. Some could be strong to severe, with mainly a wind and hail threat. If you have Friday evening plans, make sure to stay weather aware, and have a way to get weather information!
Storms quickly move east during the overnight hours with almost all of North Texas storm-free by midnight. Storms will continue to move east taking clouds along with them. You will wake up Saturday morning to sunny and dry weather.
Weekend will be rather nice with 70s for highs on Saturday, and a little cooler (but with sunshine) on Sunday with highs in the 60s. Enjoy the warmer temps while they last because temps early next week take a tumble with highs back in the 50s/40s and lows in the 30s.
DFW storm chances are low most of today. From around 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. scattered thunderstorms are possible from west to east across the area. Not everyone will see storms, and not everyone will see severe storms. Some severe storms are possible with large hail (up to golf-ball size) and damaging winds (higher than 60mph). If you have Friday evening plans, make sure to stay weather aware! Everything is gone by Saturday morning, and a dry weekend is in store.