Thursday, February 21, 2013
Storms won’t be as severe as predicted in North Texas
Expect mid-30s late on Thursday.
DALLAS Those powerful storms we were warned about earlier in the week haven’t formed. At least, not yet.
“There are strong storms in there, and some might become severe, but so far none have become severe yet,” Bishop says. “They’re a little less intense than anticipated, but we’ve got the rest of the day.”
The reason: It’s still chilly, around 46 this morning.
“The warm air is mostly south into the Waco area, where they have a higher chance of severe storms,” Bishop says. “The cooler air does help to limit” the formation of severe storms.
Which isn’t to say some of the storms embedded in the almost-solid line making its way east won’t pack a punch. There might be 50 mile-per-hour winds in some; hail too. Some storms in that line, says Bishop, “are close” to severe. But only close. For now.
“The potential is there for them to strengthen, but it’s impossible to say how strong each cell well be,” he says. “But right now it doesn’t look like a likely scenario for a widespread event.”
Still, keep an eye to the sky in the next couple of hours.
After that the sun should come out, and highs should reach into the mid- to upper 60s before dropping into the mid-30s late tonight.