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Just a quick midnight update with the new severe weather outlook for Monday. The enhanced risk of severe weather – level 3 out of 5 – has been expanded to include all of Northeast Texas and East Texas for later today. An elevated risk – level 2 out of 5 – includes eastern North Texas, the Brazos Valley, and all of Southeast Texas. Depending on how quickly the dryline moves later today the risk areas could be adjusted west or east. Large hail definitely looks to be the main threat with the strongest storms with some stones approaching the size of tennis-balls. Localized damaging wind gusts are also possible with some gusts exceeding 70 MPH. The tornado threat is low – but not zero. Just like this evening a couple tornadoes may occur in the more intense supercells later today. Keep an eye to the sky and have multiple ways to receive weather warnings. Your local National Weather Service office will provide the best local weather information. We’ll have a more detailed forecast in our usual weather blog later this morning.

Explanation of severe weather risk scale

Explanation of severe weather risk scale