The powerful upper low now in West Texas is sponsoring snow on its north and west side while strong to severe storms are firing on its east and south side.  For the early morning hours in North Texas, scattered storm pepper the landscape and are tracking very quickly to the northeast at 40-45 mph.

Upper Level Low

The storm concerns in order of  most probable are hail, cloud-to-ground lightning and wind gusts.  There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9 AM for south and southeastern parts of North Texas.  While a few storms could produce quarter-sized hail enough to prompt a warning, most cells will stay below severe storm criteria by producing pea-sized hail and wind gusts near 40 mph.  Therefore, we are seeing lots of Significant Weather Advisories from the National Weather Service this morning.  The storm activity will begin to drop off after 9 AM as the upper low drives east.  A brief break is expected, then the onset of snow!  More on that shortly…

Severe Storm Watch til 9 AM