through 9pm***TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 9 PM CST***
THE SPC HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS UNTIL 9 PM TONIGHT.
THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE UNDER THIS WATCH:
ANDERSON BELL BOSQUE COLLIN COOKE CORYELL DALLAS DELTA DENTON ELLIS ERATH FALLS FANNIN FREESTONE GRAYSON HAMILTON HENDERSON HILL HOOD HOPKINS HUNT JOHNSON KAUFMAN LAMAR LAMPASAS LEON LIMESTONE MCLENNAN MILAM MONTAGUE NAVARRO PARKER RAINS ROBERTSON ROCKWALL SOMERVELL TARRANT VAN ZANDT WISE
Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible. Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter likely. Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely.
Thunderstorms will rapidly develop this afternoon and affect the watch area through the evening. The strongest cells will be capable of damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes. Strong tornadoes are possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow!***FRIDAY'S SEVERE WEATHER THREAT***
A potential severe weather outbreak is possible on Friday across North, Central, & East Tx, and into the Hill country as well. A "Moderate Risk" for severe storms has been added to parts of Northeast Texas, while an Enhanced Risk has been extended to include the remainder of East Texas and into North and Central Texas, and parts of the Hill country. Tornadoes (some of which may be strong), damaging straight line winds, and isolated large hail are likely in the aforementioned areas from Friday afternoon and into Friday night. Heavy rain with the threat of flash flooding is also possible across parts of North TX where a Flash Flood Watch goes into effect beginning at noon Friday.
Have a way to receive severe weather alerts tomorrow if you live in the threat areas! More updates to come tonight. Stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday*** STRONG STORM SYSTEM ON FRIDAY***
After a quiet start to the New Year. Our first significant storm system of the year is expected to impact the state on Friday. Our main concern is the severe weather threat, which is looking increasingly likely as we head into Friday afternoon and continue through Friday night, primarily for areas near and east of I-35. The areas with the "greatest" severe potential at this time will be across eastern North Texas and into East Texas. All modes of severe weather are likely. On the backside of the low, we may have to watch for the potential for wintry weather as well (details become more clear over the coming days).
Expect very windy conditions across much of the state both ahead of and behind the front as an intense jet stream will be roaring overhead. Stay tuned for updates! ... See MoreSee Less