Update: The Denton Community Market has announced its opening day has been moved to 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, in the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.
Spring’s changing weather is making it difficult to decide not only whether you should put the sweaters away but also whether to pack up your favorite folding chair for weekend fun.
The threat of hail from overnight Friday into Saturday morning could tamp down everything from tee times to fun runs. Organizers with Special Olympics Texas, for example, will be watching the skies with two or more events at the Greater Fort Worth Area 11 Equestrian competition in the balance. The all-day event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. at Jim-A-Dee Ranch in Sanger. And the Denton Community Market has already delayed the grand opening of its 10th season once because of last Saturday’s bad weather.
National Weather Service meteorologist Bianca Villanueva said forecasters in the Fort Worth office aren’t sure yet about the timing for the probability of the most severe weather.
But in another day or two, “the models will come more aligned,” she said.
After temperatures reached to near 90 degrees Wednesday across North Texas, a cool front will move through the area overnight Wednesday and Thursday, and forecasters expect it to remain dry. The rain and severe weather changes increase throughout the day Friday as an upper-level disturbance approaches North Texas.
Currently, the National Weather Service places the threat of hail as greatest over most of North Texas with the threat for severe weather to increase to the east and south through the day on Saturday.
But that doesn’t mean meteorologists expect the skies to clear on Saturday, Villanueva said.
“The rain chances continue all through Saturday afternoon,” she said. “We’ll be drying out on Sunday.”
The low Thursday night is expected to reach the mid-40s, and the high on Friday could reach the upper 60s. In addition to showers and thunderstorms, temperatures Saturday won’t get out of the low 60s, forecasters say.