The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for a majority of the Big Country and Concho Valley. This watch goes until 9 AM. Fort Stockton, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Brownwood, and Abilene are a few towns included. The strongest storms this morning may produce very large hail up to the size of tennis-balls and localized wind gusts over 70 MPH. Any storms that develop south of a warm front (generally south of an Ozona to Junction line) could also become tornadic, but that’ll be handled by a separate tornado watch if it becomes more likely.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 48 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 130 AM CDT Sat Apr 13 2019 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of West-central and southwest Texas * Effective this Saturday morning from 130 AM until 900 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms should increase in coverage and intensity across the area through the remainder of the pre-dawn hours, as both moisture and lift strengthen near a surface low and north of a warm front. Hail is the main threat, though sporadic damaging gusts may penetrate to the surface.