Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Possible Wednesday in DFW

90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms forecast for Thursday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock updates the forecast including the chance for severe weather on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

    Parts of North Texas are forecast to see thunderstorms, hail and the possibility of an isolated tornado late Wednesday and into Thursday as a cold front pushes into the Metroplex.

    The National Weather Service in Fort Worth said Wednesday that areas north of Interstate 20 could see thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening.

    The storms are expected to bring strong winds and hail.

    "Severe storms will develop across much of western OK and parts of NW Texas this evening. But for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the best storm chances will hold off until early Thursday morning. That's when a strong cold front will arrive, accompanied by a squall line with heavy rain, lightning and possibly some damaging wind gusts. Much chillier weather can be expected Thursday and Friday,"  NBC 5 Chief Meteoroloigst David Finfrock said in his online forecast Wednesday.

    Johnston forecast a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms beginning before daybreak and through 8 a.m. Thursday.

    Areas near the Oklahoma-Texas line could see tornadoes.

    The storm system Wednesday is expected to affect Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and other parts of the Plains.