A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH is now in place for portions of North and Central Texas until 5am tomorrow morning.  The current batch of strong to severe storms ongoing across north Texas is expected to persist into the early morning hours tomorrow.  High straight-line winds in excess of 70mph, large hail, torrential rain, and dangerous lightning are possible with this batch of storms as it moves east/southeast across the region tonight.  A couple of brief tornadoes are also possible.  With our already saturated soil, flash flooding will be a concern and it’s best to avoid travel if at all possible until the storms have passed.

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NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   925 PM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
     NORTHERN AND CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 925 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...CLUSTERS OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...INCLUDING
   EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS...EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH LATE
   TONIGHT...WITH A RISK FOR SEVERE HAIL...DAMAGING WIND...AND POSSIBLY
   A TORNADO OR TWO.