Tornado Watch for portions of North and East Texas until 4 AM. Some severe storms with damaging straight-line winds and brief tornadoes are possible overnight as a very rich air mass continues. Flooding is also possible.

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TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 200
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1000 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EAST CENTRAL AND NORTH TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 1000 PM
UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…A CLUSTER OF STRONG TO LOCALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
EXPECTED TO MOVE/DEVELOP NORTHEAST FROM THE AUSTIN AREA TOWARD WACO
AND PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. OTHER…MORE ISOLATED
STORMS MAY STRENGTHEN AHEAD OF THE CLUSTER. THE STORMS MAY YIELD
OCCASIONAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
SHERMAN TEXAS TO 55 MILES EAST OF NEW BRAUNFELS 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.