National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
News Headlines

Here's our latest thinking on storm timing Saturday evening into early Sunday AM. A few storms may occur to the west and northwest of the DFW Metroplex in the evening hours. These storms may be severe with a tornado and hail risk, but the primary hazard will be damaging winds. Thereafter, they will likely grow upscale into a line of storms, resulting in mostly a damaging wind threat. There will be an enhanced threat for brief spin-up tornadoes within the line, as well as with any storms that MAY develop ahead of the line. For midnight and beyond, most activity should be in the form of a squall line promoting a continued risk for damaging winds. Brief spin up tornadoes cannot be out as well as a threat for hail.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for portions of North- Central Texas, in effect until 2:00 AM CDT Sunday. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms. This watch includes the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The main threats tonight will be damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 MPH and hail larger than one inch in diameter. A few isolated tornadoes will also be possible, especially near the Red River. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and/or media outlets for additional information and possible warnings.
Chances of showers and thunderstorms will continue through mid morning southeast of a Sulphur Springs to Temple line, followed by decreasing cloudiness. Elsewhere, skies will be mostly sunny. It will be breezy and cooler with highs will be in the 70s. Winds will be northerly at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts over 25 mph are likely through midday.
Low chances of showers and thunderstorms will return Friday east of a Bonham to Hearne line. Otherwise, we will have dry weather next week. Gusty north to northwest winds and drier air behind a cold front Tuesday will result in elevated fire weather concerns.
Here is some information on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Take time to review this information as we prepare for severe weather across the region!

 
Text Product Selector (Selected product opens in current window)
Latest Text Products Issued (Experimental)
Safe Rooms Icon Cooperatirve Rainfall (CoCoRaHs) icon Storm Ready Icon AirNow Icon
Greatest Number by SEASON
Rank # of Days Year
1 70 2013-2014
2 51 1909-1910
3
(tie)
50 1995-1996
50 1983-1984
50 1976-1977
50 1939-1940
7
(tie)
49 1977-1978
49 1911-1912
9
(tie)
48 1978-1979
48 1963-1964
Least Number by SEASON
Rank # of Days Year
1
(tie)
11 1952-1953
11 1902-1903
3
(tie)
13 1940-1941
13 1930-1931
5
(tie)
14 1944-1945
14 1933-1934
14 1922-1923
14 1920-1921
9 15 1931-1932
10
(tie)
16 1949-1950
16 1907-1908

Greatest number by CALENDAR year
Rank # of Days Year
1 55 1978
2 54 2013
3 51 2014
4 49 1963
5
(tie)
47 1985
47 1979
47 1976
8 46 2008
9
(tie)
45 2010
45 1989
45 1940
Least Number by CALENDAR year
Rank # of Days Year
1
(tie)
8 1931
8 1921
3
(tie)
12 1992
12 1933
5
(tie)
14 1969
14 1953
14 1941
14 1923
9
(tie)
16 1952
16 1934