Denton and surrounding communities can expect sporadic showers and thunderstorms beginning late Tuesday and stretching through Thursday night.
Chances for precipitation are projected to hover between 40% and 60% during that period, according to the National Weather Service.
Despite the frequent drizzle, the chances for widespread flooding are fairly low, said Dennis Cain, a weather service meteorologist: “I think it’ll be slow enough to prevent any flooding.”
From Tuesday through Thursday night, roughly 1 inch of rain is expected for much of Denton County. Despite that, localized flooding is still possible, especially around existing waterways.
“Hail will probably be the biggest threat at the time,” Cain said.
Even then, he didn’t predict anything much bigger than penny- or nickel-size, and most people probably won’t see that much. Temperatures throughout the rainy period are expected to be between 84 and 91 degrees, but that will only be a preface to the weekend highs.
“By the time we dry out, it’ll be mid-90s both days — Saturday and Sunday,” Cain said, providing a taste of the summer to come.
He said conditions will be right for smaller pop-up storms to form for the next few days. As storms move southeast from Colorado through the Texas Panhandle, the boundaries between larger storms will create the flare-ups, which generally won’t last longer than an hour.