The Storm Prediction Center just issued their new severe weather outlook for this evening and overnight. They have added a chunk of Northeast and East Texas into their standard severe weather risk.This means folks have a 15 percent chance of having severe weather occur within 25 miles of their location. A strong cold front that is bringing 50 to 60 MPH winds and a large dust storm to west Texas will be approaching Interstate 35 by 10 PM. Once this front makes it east of I-35, it will likely begin to spark a line of thunderstorms. Very strong wind shear aloft and and marginally unstable air will allow these thunderstorms to become strong with winds over 50 MPH. A few storms may become severe with winds of 60 MPH. Because of the strong wind shear in place, there is a risk for one or two tornadoes. However, the highest risk for tornadoes and severe weather will be in Arkansas overnight tonight. We’ll keep an eye on things and provide updates, so be sure to stay tuned and have a way to receive warnings tonight!
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David Reimer is the owner of Texas Storm Chasers and has been chasing storms since the fall of 2008. Over the years he's ventured into the realm of responsible weather dissemination in the social media age. He provides Virtual Operations Support (VOST) during significant weather events.