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Memorial Day Weather Update

Posted on 5/26/2014 by with 0 comments

Memorial Day observers, grillers and boaters in North Texas should keep an eye on the sky — forecasters say isolated storms could pop up, though the greatest chances are for Monday night and Tuesday.

A quick but intense downpour dropped 1.76 inches in less than an hour Sunday afternoon at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, one of several tropical-style storms across the state.

Other parts of Tarrant County weren’t so lucky. The TCU area in Fort Worth had just 0.28 inches of rain, Benbrook recorded 0.22, Colleyville 0.04 and north Arlington 0.16.

Chances for rain remain at 40 percent Sunday evening and drop to 20 percent during the day Monday.

“Some will see scattered storms on Monday, but the widespread rains will arrive Monday night,” said meteorologist Eric Martello at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Sunday. “These are tropical-type rain storms where they will dump a lot of rain in a very short time.”

Forecasters are calling for a 50 percent chance of rain Monday evening and 60 percent Tuesday with some severe storms.


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