Tornado Watch now in effect through 10 PM for portions of Northwest Texas, the Big Country, and North Texas. This watch includes San Angelo, Abilene, Brownwood, Mineral Wells, Granbury, D/FW, Waco, and Hillsboro. The strongest storms through the early evening hours may produce giant hail up to the size of softballs, damaging wind gusts to 70 MPH, and a couple of tornadoes. The highest tornado risk will be with any discrete, right-moving supercell. Storms will likely impact the I-35 corridor (including D/FW) from 4 to 7 PM.



Tornado Watch Number 236
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   155 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of
     portions of northern and central Texas

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Strong/severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop in the
   next hour or so across portions of northern and central Texas,
   expanding in coverage as they spread eastward/northeastward through
   the afternoon and evening hours.  Along with risk for a couple of
   tornadoes, very large/destructive hail and damaging wind gusts will
   be likely with the strongest storms/bands of storms.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 70 miles west of Abilene TX to 45
   miles southeast of Fort Worth TX. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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.