NWS UPDATE: Severe Weather Late This Afternoon and Evening

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Monday, 3 May 2021 9:35 CDT

Bottom Line

After a warm and dry afternoon, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible this evening mainly across North Texas.


  • Much of today will be warm and dry.
  • Storm chances will increase this evening as a cold front interacts with an area of higher moisture and instability.
  • Storms will have a lot of energy to work with, therefore, very large hail and damaging winds will be the primary concerns. Hail could approach baseball size.
  • There will be a threat for tornadoes between 7 pm and 10 pm.
  • A few additional storms behind the front could lead to an additional hail threat.

Areas of Concern & General Timing


Threats/Hazardous Weather Types


Forecaster Confidence


General Timing


What We Are Certain Of:

  • The environment is favorable for very large hail this evening.
  • Storms will continue to be possible behind the front.
  • Given the available energy, we can’t rule out the possibility of a tornado.

What We Are Less Certain Of:

  • Overall thunderstorm coverage.
  • How far west the thunderstorms will develop.

When will the next email update be sent?

  • This will be the only email for this event.

Additional Resources
NWS Fort Worth Homepage
Hourly Forecasts (Click your location)
NWS Fort Worth Weather Tabs
NWS Fort Worth Hazard Pages
Who’s eligible for NWSChat
NWS Fort Worth Briefing Page

Juan Hernandez
NWS Fort Worth
3401 Northern Cross Blvd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76137

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