The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for Central, North, Northeast, and portions of East Texas until 12:00 AM. This includes DFW, Waco, Temple, Corsicana, Tyler, Longview, and Texarkana. Isolated thunderstorms have formed ahead of a dryline and currently are about 40-80 miles west of I-35. These storms are moving east at about 40 MPH. While these storms have so far only been marginally strong to severe, they are moving into better wind shear and richer moisture. They could intensify as they approach I-35 with a threat of large hail, damaging winds, and possibly a few tornadoes.
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA
CENTRAL….NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS
* EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 515 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 150 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
WACO TEXAS TO 20 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ANDERSON BELL BOSQUE
BOWIE BROWN CAMP
CASS CHEROKEE COLLIN
COMANCHE CORYELL DALLAS
DELTA DENTON EASTLAND
ELLIS ERATH FALLS
FANNIN FRANKLIN FREESTONE
GREGG HAMILTON HARRISON
HENDERSON HILL HOOD
HOPKINS HUNT JACK
JOHNSON KAUFMAN LAMAR
LAMPASAS LIMESTONE MARION
MCLENNAN MILLS MORRIS
NAVARRO PALO PINTO PANOLA
PARKER RAINS RED RIVER
ROCKWALL RUSK SHELBY
SMITH SOMERVELL TARRANT
TITUS UPSHUR VAN ZANDT