This mornings storms across southern Oklahoma ended up being much stronger than forecasted, and they pushed an outflow boundary out across north Texas which has worked to inhibit much of the storm potential across the area this afternoon. The most significant storm complex at this time is up in the panhandle, just east of Hereford. It’s currently tornado-warned with several reports received of either a brief tornado or a gustnado just outside of town. Southwest of the DFW metroplex, another complex of storms has developed within the past few hours. These have not shown any significant increase in strength, but they are being closely monitored for a large hail, damaging wind and tornado threat as they track east. A smaller complex of cells has also developed west of Ft. Worth north of Breckenridge. These are also being closely monitored for severe development. By and far, it is the storms that have developed across the panhandle which local forecasters are watching as they move east/southeast through the evening with the greatest potential to impact parts of north Texas into the early overnight hours. Further south along the coastal bend region, a few severe storms have popped up this afternoon with large hail and a tornado/funnel cloud report near Fannin. These storms continue to track east/southeast and should be moving off the coast shortly. David and Paige are out chasing near Hereford, so be sure to check out their live stream this evening at https://texasstormchasers.com/live/. Depending on data crowding out there with so many storm chasers in the area, the stream may go up and down at time, so just be patient.
Tornado WATCH in effect until 10pm CDT
Latest mesoscale discussion from the Storm Prediction Center with a just a 40% probability of a Severe Weather Watch being issued this evening for southern north Texas and northern central Texas.