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    Severe Weather Threatens Dallas St. Patrick's Day Weekend

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    March 17, 2014, 1:09:45 AM EDT

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    A round of severe weather is set to hit the Dallas area this weekend.

    According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Courtney Spamer, high winds and hail will be especially problematic during the afternoon hours on Saturday.

    A strong jet stream pushing into Texas from the Four Corners will sweep dry, warm air into a system of warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico, creating a series of explosive storms that can drive wind gusts up to 60 mph.

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    While the biggest threats will be the downpours, strong winds and hail, a possible tornado cannot be ruled out.

    The threat will diminish on Sunday, leaving just a few remaining scattered showers through the afternoon.

    Highs through Saturday will be in the low 70s before plunging into the middle 50s by Sunday, with winds and cloud cover making AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures closer to the lower 40s. Overnight lows will be in the 50s Saturday night and just above freezing for Sunday's overnight.

    Temperatures will rise for the start of the next workweek as clouds clear out and leave the skies mostly sunny.


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