North Texas is in for a stormy Sunday night.
Ahead of a cold front, thunderstorms will be possible in Dallas-Fort Worth late Sunday, and some of those storms could be severe, with the potential for hail and damaging winds, KXAS-TV (NBC5) weather anchor Keisha Burns said.
“Not all locations will see the severe weather chance today, but that chance will be there,” she said.
North Texas could face two rounds of storms Sunday. The first is more likely in northern areas — including Denton and Collin counties — between 6 and 8 p.m., Burns said. The second round is more likely to cover all of Dallas-Fort Worth after midnight.
The National Weather Service cautioned of the potential for hail up to 2 inches in diameter, damaging winds between 60 and 80 mph and heavy rain.
A chance of tornadoes cannot be ruled out Sunday night into early Monday, National Weather Service meteorologist Lamont Bain said.
“We’ll watch this potential closely,” he said. “We will be looking at about a five- [to] eight-hour window in which strong to severe storms could be impacting our area, with the greatest severe weather potential likely near and north of I-20.”
Any storms that develop are expected to move out of the area by daybreak Monday, Bain said.
“It’ll be a pretty pleasant day after the rain ends and skies clear,” he said.
After Sunday, North Texans can expect a dry week, with highs in the 50s and 60s, according to Burns.
Here’s what KXAS-TV (NBC5) has in the forecast:
Sunday: 64/51; 60% to 100% chance of thunderstorms