Storms are possible for North Texas Residents this afternoon & evening. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has put a large chunk of North Texas under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather for tonight. An enhanced risk is level 3 of 5 on the SPC's scale. The main threats that are expected tomorrow will be damaging wind gusts up to 80 MPH, large to very large hail, and a few tornadoes will be possible.
According to our Severe Weather Center & Storm Prediction Center, an Enhanced Risk of severe weather exists in nearly all of the NTXWC coverage area. This area has the greatest chance for large to very large hail, damaging winds and maybe a few tornadoes. Up to baseball sized hail will be possible.
Here is NTXWC's Probabilities for today's storms:
(This is for anywhere in the severe weather potential region, not just North Texas)
Probability of 1+ Tornado: 70%
Probability of 2+ Tornadoes: 30%
Probability of 3+ Tornadoes: 10%
Probability of 3+ Large Hail Reports: 95%
Probability of 7+ Large Hail Reports: 50%
Probability of 3+ Damaging Wind Reports: 80%
Probability of 7+ Damaging Wind Reports: 35%
Probability of 1+ Damaging Wind 70+ MPH Occurrence: 60%
Storms will fire up between Abilene and I-35w between 3-6pm. These storms will reach the DFW metroplex by as early as 6pm, and will likely exit or weaken by 9pm.
Make sure to have a safety plan in place today in case you are under a tornado warning. Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Cover your vehicles to keep hail damage to a minimum. Bring in trash and recycling bins, plants, and any loose furniture inside to prevent those items from being damaged by damaging winds. Our full, "How to Prepare for Severe Weather" guide can be seen by clicking the blue text.
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