Storm threat and heat during Memorial Day weekend – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Severe thunderstorms moved across North Texas Saturday evening, triggering tornado watches and warnings in northern counties. As of 1:30 a.m., all tornado watches and warnings in North Texas were canceled.

Before the storms hit East Texas, the tornado threat moved into Denton and Collin counties, where authorities described significant damage and reported several injuries. The Ray Roberts Lake Marina and a Shell gas station were reported to have sustained significant damage.

More storms move into parts of North Texas early Sunday morning. Although most of them will be sub-violent, a few could produce hail and strong wind gusts. This activity will move out of North Texas this morning, allowing for abundant sunshine and warm weather for the remainder of the day.


Unseasonably warm and humid weather is forecast for the remainder of the Memorial Day holiday weekend in North Texas.

High temperatures Sunday afternoon will approach a record 99 degrees from 1980. The heat index value will be near 100 degrees. Stay hydrated and take breaks from the heat in the shade or air conditioning. Heat-related illnesses can set in quickly if precautions are not taken.

A heat advisory is in effect for areas south and east of the Metroplex. Heat index values ​​in this area will range between 105 and 110 degrees.

A cold front will slightly dampen the Memorial Day heat. The morning hours will be comfortable with temperatures in the 70s, but it will quickly warm up in the afternoon to 90 degrees.

Expect near-record temperatures for Sunday due to a breezy southwest wind. Highs will climb into the upper 90s to 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect for Limestone, Freestone and Anderson counties until 8 p.m. Sunday.

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