NBC 5 Forecast: Fire Danger West, Storms East

Sunday will be another mild and windy day with a cloudy to mostly cloudy sky. A few breaks in the clouds may develop in the afternoon, but generally expect a good deal of cloud cover. A dryline (the separation between humid air to the east and dry air to the west) will push into North Texas this afternoon. Showers will begin to develop just ahead of the dryline this afternoon, with storms becoming a bit more organized by late afternoon/early evening.

There’s a marginal to slight risk for severe weather from I-35 east, where the best chance of storms will occur. While widespread severe weather is not anticipated, a few storms could have some gusty winds in excess of 60 mph as they race to the east. Be mindful of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes as well. Tornado risk is low but not zero.

There will still be a high wildfire threat this afternoon/early evening. This will mainly be areas to the west of the I-35 corridor. Please avoid outdoor burning and keep cigarette butts in your vehicle. The dry and dormant winter vegetation could turn into a rapidly-spreading wildfire if preventative measures aren't taken.

Highs fall back down into the 60s for most of next week.

Latest Video Forecast

- TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms in the afternoon. High: 73. Wind: S/SW 15-25 mph. - TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 42. Wind: W/SW 15 mph. - MONDAY: Sunny and breezy. High: 61. Wind: NW 10-20 mph. - TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 37. High: 61. Wind: N/NE 5 mph. - WEDNESDAY: Sunny. Low: 35. High: 60. Wind: NE 5 mph. - THURSDAY: Sunny. Low: 36. High: 62. Wind: S 10 mph. - FRIDAY: Increasing clouds and breezy with a 20% for a shower or two, mainly east of DFW. Low: 43. High: 63. Wind: S 10-20 mph. - SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 40% for scattered showers. Low: 50. High: 65. Wind: S shifting to the NW 10-20 mph. - SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Low: 35. High: 54. Wind: NW 10-15 mph. - MONDAY: Sunny. Low: 32. High: 54. Wind: SW 10 mph. - TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Low: 34. High: 58. Wind: SW 10 mph.