Frequent lightning and small hail are possible across Dallas-Fort Worth later Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
“Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday night into Saturday morning. Locally heavy precipitation will be possible where totals could approach 2 inches,” the NWS report said. “Areas along and east of I-35 will likely experience the heaviest precipitation. Minor flooding will be possible during this time.
A southerly airflow will push moisture from the Gulf of Mexico toward central and north Texas, bringing heavy rain to the region at times.
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Clouds will begin rolling over North Texas Thursday evening. Expect a dull Friday morning with patchy fog expected in some areas, according to the NWS forecast.
The weather service does not expect severe weather, but frequent lightning and small hail are possible. Rain will also move quickly through the region and mostly disappear later Saturday.
“We will need to keep an eye out for rotating storms embedded in what is expected to become a line of convection Friday evening,” Jennifer Dunn, a meteorologist in Fort Worth, writes on the NWS website. “Storm coverage expected to be highest along and east of I-35 after midnight Friday, with precipitation decreasing from west to east Saturday morning.