After a brief lull in thunderstorm intensity earlier this evening we’ve seen a resurgence in the squall line now located across Northeast Texas and North Texas. At 10:30 PM the leading edge of this line was located near New Boston southwest to Grand Saline, Gun Barrel City, to just north of Corsicana. The line itself isn’t moving east too quickly but individual cells in the line are moving northeast. Frequent cloud to ground lightning, wind gusts up to 40-50 MPH, and heavy rain are expected. Localized flooding is a possibility and we’ll have to watch for any slowing or training of cells that could enhance the flood potential. The squall line may continue to build southwest and impact portions of Central Texas this evening. Meanwhile we’ve seen an isolated thunderstorm develop just west of Interstate 35 between Jarrell and Round Rock. This storm is moving east around 30 MPH. It is in an environment supportive of organized thunderstorms and we’ll need to watch it closely for signs of it becoming stronger. The tornado threat is very low but we may see some hail and localized gusty winds. The overall flooding and severe weather threat for the D/FW Metroplex and areas behind the squall line have diminished considerably.
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A weather weenie since early childhood, David began storm chasing in his junior year of high school in 2008. He’s been hooked ever since! His vision helped Texas Storm Chasers become the social media powerhouse and information hub TSC followers have come to expect during high-impact events. While he moved to Oklahoma in 2013 with his better half [Paige] he remains passionate about Texas weather and continues storm chasing to this day across the United States.