A severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect until midnight for areas along and north of Highway 380 in North Texas. A line of severe storms just west of North Texas will continue to move east this evening with a threat of large hail, damaging winds, and a brief tornado all possible.

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NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
430 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTH-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
NORTH-CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON FROM 430 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…A NORTH-SOUTH-ORIENTED BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE EWD ALONG THE RED RIVER THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING.
THE ENVIRONMENT WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF EMBEDDED SUPERCELL STRUCTURES
WITH A RISK FOR LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND
PERHAPS A BRIEF TORNADO OR TWO.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
SHERMAN TEXAS TO 30 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF ARDMORE OKLAHOMA.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

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.