The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for North Texas, Northwest Texas, and the Big Country until 9 PM. This watch does include the DFW Metroplex. Even though we’ve had widespread precipitation this morning, the atmosphere is quickly recovering and will support an enhanced severe weather threat through late this evening. The strongest storms will be capable of producing hail larger than baseballs, destructive straight line winds up to 70 MPH, and tornadoes. Any storms that interact with boundaries from this morning’s storms will have an elevated tornado risk. Stay weather aware!

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THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 115 PM UNTIL
900 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY
WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 3.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE
HAIL,TORNADOES…AND DAMAGING WIND EXPECTED IN WATCH AREA THROUGH
THIS EVENING. THE STORMS COULD MERGE INTO SEVERAL SMALL
CLUSTERS…WITH A CONTINUED RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER THROUGH LATER
TONIGHT.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF CHANDLER
OKLAHOMA TO 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF BROWNWOOD TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.