The Storm Prediction Center in coordination with local National Weather Service offices has indicated that a tornado watch will be issued shortly. This watch will include portions of Northwest Texas and Southern Oklahoma. We’re beginning to see signs that supercell thunderstorms may begin to form within the next two hours. Favorable ingredients will support all modes of severe weather, including an elevated risk of tornadoes. We’ll bring the watch details to you as soon as it is issued.

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  MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0493
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0109 PM CDT WED APR 17 2013
AREAS AFFECTED...SERN TX PANHANDLE/NWRN TX INTO
SWRN...CENTRAL...NERN OK...AND SERN KS
CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...TORNADO WATCH LIKELY
VALID 171809Z - 171945Z
PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...80 PERCENT
SUMMARY...A TORNADO WATCH WILL BE COORDINATED THIS AFTERNOON FOR
AREAS INCLUDING NORTHWEST TX INTO SWRN...CENTRAL TO NERN OK AND SERN
KS.
WEST THROUGH NORTHWEST OF THE TORNADO WATCH THREAT AREA...ELEVATED
TSTMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ACROSS W THROUGH NW OK AND SPREAD
INTO SRN KS.  HAIL WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT WITH THIS ACTIVITY.