The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of North Texas until 11 PM this evening. Wichita Falls, Granbury, D/DFW, Sherman, and Paris are a few towns included in this watch. Increasing thunderstorm development in the Big Country will push east into North Texas by the late afternoon/early evening hours. Some of these storms will be severe with a risk of hail up to the size of tennis-balls, damaging wind gusts to 70 MPH, and a couple of tornadoes cannot be ruled out. We’re chasing so further updates may not occur. Be sure to follow your preferred local media source if you come under a warning. As always we have free interactive weather radar available here on our website. Just click on the fancy link at the top of this page.
Tornado Watch Number 249 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 325 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of northwest Arkansas southern and eastern Oklahoma northwest and north central Texas * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Increasing thunderstorm development is expected along an outflow boundary across the region through the late afternoon and evening. Initial storm development may include supercells, with a risk for severe hail and perhaps a couple of tornadoes, before activity consolidates into an upscale growing cluster of storms with increasing potential for damaging wind gusts this evening.