NBC5 Forecast: Storms Overnight, Then Turning Colder

After a cloudy and warm Wednesday, thunderstorms are expected to develop overnight as a strong cold front approaches. The most likely time for storms in DFW will be between midnight and 5 am. Once the cold front blows through by daybreak on Thursday, the storms will all push through east Texas. Expect the north wind to kick up and the temperature to drop. We will be in the upper 60's at midnight, dropping to the upper 50s at sunrise, into the upper 40s by late afternoon, and into the mid 30's by midnight. The brisk north wind will make it feel even colder, even as the skies clear. By Friday morning, we will be back below freezing with many areas down in the middle to upper 20s.Clouds will increase again on Friday, and there is a potential for a few very light sleet showers to develop by Friday afternoon. Any sleet will be more likely in central Texas, and even there, it is unlikely to be heavy enough to cause any travel impacts. A few sleet pellets may be possible as far north as Meridian, Hillsboro and Ennis, but are not likely into DFW.TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and mild, with a 60% chance of showers or thunderstorms, with the best chance between midnight and 4 am. Temperature 57 at 7 am. Wind: S 10-20 mph, shifting NW 10-20 mph before sunrise. THURSDAY: Windy with gradually clearing skies, but falling temperatures during the day. Temperature falling to 50 by noon and into the upper 40s by late afternoon. Wind: N 15-20 mph. FRIDAY: Hard freeze in the morning. Increasing clouds and cold. A few sleet pellets possible, mainly south of DFW. Low: 27. High: 41. Wind: N 10-15 mph. SATURDAY: Cloudy and cold, with a few sprinkles possible. Low: 31. High: 44. Wind: E 5-10 mph. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and cool with a 40% chance for scattered showers. Low: 40. High: 52. Wind: SE 5-10 mph. MONDAY: Mostly cloudy and milder, with a 40% chance for scattered showers. Low: 47. High: 60. Wind: SE 10 mph. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and cool. Low: 41. High: 55. Wind: N 10-15 mph. WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy, and cool. Low: 40. High: 53. Wind: SE 10-20 mph. VALENTINE'S DAY: Partly cloudy and breezy. Low: 44. High: 58. Wind: SE 10-20 mph. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and milder. Low: 44. High: 60. Wind: SE 10-15 mph. SATURDAY: Partly cloudy and mild. Low: 49. High: 62. Wind: S 10-15 mph.   Continue reading...

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