The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a flash flood watch for North Texas which goes into effect Monday morning through Tuesday evening.
Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, with some severe storms packing large golf ball-size hail, winds reaching 60 to 70 mph and a few isolated tornadoes. The biggest threat of tornadoes will be south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
But forecasters say one of the biggest concerns will be the rains. They’re forecasting 3 to 6 inches in the area.
A flash flood watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain, and flooding could occur in areas such as underpasses, low water crossings, small creeks and any other low-lying areas.
The first big round of storms is predicted for Monday afternoon to evening; that’s when the severe storms could develop in some areas. Heavy rains also are on the agenda.
North Texas will get a second round of heavy rains late Monday into early Tuesday.
Forecasters say there’s a 100 percent chance of rain on Monday and 80 percent for early Tuesday.
The high temperature for Monday will be in the 70s. It will drop to the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the weather forecast.
There’s a slight chance of rain on Wednesday, but the rest of the week looks dry with sunny skies.
Forecasters are calling for blue skies and temperatures in the 70s for next weekend.