Strong to severe storms will be possible late this afternoon and evening, and again late Friday afternoon through Friday night, with the best storm chances along and west of the I-35 corridor. Locally heavy rain may also occur.
- There is a low potential for strong to severe thunderstorms west of I-35 and north of I-20 this afternoon and evening, with the main threats being damaging wind gusts and large hail. The tornado threat is low but not zero.
- Thunderstorms are expected to develop to our west and northwest Friday afternoon as an upper level disturbance approaches.
- Storms may form into one or two lines or clusters as they spread east and southeast into North and Central Texas Friday evening.
- A few storms may be severe with large hail and damaging winds. A tornado or two cannot be completely ruled out, though the overall tornado threat appears low at this time.
- The main concern will shift to localized flooding overnight before this activity exits to the south Saturday morning.
- The best chances for strong/severe storms and heavy rain are along and west of I-35.
- Heavy rain will continue into the weekend, primarily west of I-35. Flooding will be the main concern.
Areas of Concern and Impacts
Threats/Hazardous Weather Types
What We Are Certain Of:
- Showers and storms will affect mainly the western half of North and Central Texas late Friday afternoon through Friday night.
- Moisture and instability will be sufficient for strong storms with locally heavy rain.
What We Are Less Certain Of:
- If storms will develop this afternoon.
- The amount of wind shear expected to be present on Friday. Higher shear will increase the likelihood of severe storms.
When will the next email update be sent?
- By 10 AM Friday.
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