A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for parts of north central Texas, including the western portion of the DFW metro area, until 4am tomorrow morning. This includes the following counties: Bosque, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Wise and Young. Damaging winds will be the primary threat along with a few episodes of large hail greater than 2 inches. As mentioned in our earlier update, the tornado threat is expected to diminish over the next couple of hours. Have a way to receive weather warnings overnight should any threatening weather approach your location.
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1025 PM CDT WED APR 22 2015 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 1025 PM UNTIL 400 AM CDT. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE SUMMARY...CLUSTER OF SUPERCELLS IN NW TX WILL LIKELY MERGE INTO A SMALL MCS AND MOVE ESEWD FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF MINERAL WELLS TEXAS TO 35 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF DALLAS TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.