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12:10am

Don’t forget to Spring Forward before you go to bed. Severe threat has passed but careful driving out there, some flooding possible in Dallas, Collin and Grayson counties. Thank you for joining us on the blog today/tonight, seven hours of continuing coverage. See you tomorrow after basketball at 5:30pm.

11:45pm

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for western Dallas County until 1:15am. 

Almost 1″ rainfall in last 30 minutes just west of downtown Dallas. Street flooding, flooding in low-level areas and road construction sites expected. Please drive with caution.

11:33pm

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Collin and Grayson County until 3:30am. 

11:24pm

Heavy rain moving across Navarro County. No warnings out but lightning, gusty winds and heavy rain.

11:20pm

Heavy rain is the threat now for metro. Watch the roads around all those construction sites.

NTX Futurecast Precip Accum RPM

11:17pm

Heavy rain all over Dallas County. No lighting. Strong storms moving across Navarro County. No warnings but area is under a T’Storm Watch. Extended Forecast shows great weather in the week ahead. Near freezing (probably for the last time this season) Monday and Tuesday morning:

KTVT 7DAY MASTER

11:01pm

Thunderstorm Watch for north Texas expires save for our southern counties: a T’Storm Watch continues for Freestone, Limestone, Navarro and Hill counties until 3am.

10:52pm

Can easily make out small rotation in non-severe cell moving into Cedar Hill. Going to shake all the TV towers on the hill! Gusts near 50mph along with penny-size hail possible.

SW Corner Dallas County

10:45pm

Non-severe cell over Garland moving toward Wylie and Lake Levon. Possible small hail with this one.

10:24pm

Severe weather threat confined to our southern counties over the next several hours; from Hill and Navarro counties to the east. Metro area will get some heavy rains. Half-dollar size hail over University Park reported earlier around 10pm.

10:05pm

No warnings out for the metro area (not one all night!) but a strong cell north of Dallas lifting NE at 30mph. Join us now at CBS11 for the latest on the storms and what we expect for the rest of the night

9:36pm

Cell over Grand Prairie showing rotation, headed toward downtown Dallas moving east along and north of I-30. Might go severe.

9:18pm

Weather Statement out on storm over Arlington, half-inch size hail, 40mph gusts along with heavy rain and lightning. Moving over Hwy 360 right now.

9:10pm

Small hail possible with storm cell moving over Arlington along with some frequent lighting and heavy rain. Watching closely. Severe storm over southern Bosque Co. still has some punch but losing some of its rotation.

9:00pm

Small hail possible over Arlington as storms continue to move east toward Dallas County.

Just so you know, our policy is NOT to cut-in if the weather is NOT SEVERE. We don’t like to get on air and warn people of storms that carry no warning. Storm season is long  and dangerous enough across DFW area without us being alarmist about it.

8:45pm

Strongest cell of the event so far looks to be over southern tip of Bosque County. T’Storm Warning in place but showing rotation. Just out of reach of KTVT Doppler radar.

They have dropped the T’Storm Watch for Hood, Parker and Somervell counties.

8:40pm

Cell dropped some penny-sized hail over Lake Dallas is moving toward Celina and McKinney in Collin Co.

Lake Dallas

8:08pm

Line of heavy rain, small hail and frequent lightning in downtown Ft. Worth and Cleburne over the next hour.

Next hour

7:56pm

No Warnings out except south of our area. Line of strong storms will hit downtown Fort Worth and Cleburne within the next hour:

Next hour

7:07pm

1″ hail reported with storm cell moving into Azel and Eagle Mt. Lake area (NW corner of Tarrant County).

6:54pm

T-Storm Watch dropped for western counties. Metro area still included, runs until 11pm. Here is a map of the updated T-Storm Watch areas.

KTVT Street Level

6:46pm

The circled area south of the metro area is where the risk of severe weather continues tonight.

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6:44pm

Heavy Rain, small hail and frequent lightning the threat for Tarrant County when this line arrives over the next hour.

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6:25pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Cooke, Denton, and Grayson County until 7:30pm

6:18pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning CANCELLED for Parker County, Palo Pinto County, Hood County and Erath County. Airport Weather Warning reports lightning within 10 miles.

5:50pm

National Weather Service Fort Worth/Dallas reports line of storms has shown a downward trend in intensity.

5:28pm

National Weather Service Fort Worth/Dallas reports hail west of DFW. No reports of damaging winds yet.

5:23pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Erath County, Hood County, Palo Pinto County and Parker County until 6:15 pm. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS remains in effect for Comanche County and Eastland County until 6 pm.

5:16pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Southern Wise County. Storm moving NE at 45 mph . Capable of producing ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph winds.

5:12pm

Thunderstorm Warnings on this line stretch 181 miles from Brownwood to Cooke County. Large hail primary threat.

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5:06pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Northern Comanche County and Eastland County until 6 pm. Storm moving northeast at 25 mph, capable of producing quarter size hail and 60 mph damaging winds.

4:53pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning CANCELLED for southeastern Jack County.

4:53pm

Between 2.75 and 3.00 inch hail reported in Decatur.

4:53pm

Two inch diameter hail reported four miles north of Decatur.

4:51pm

Reports of one inch hail two miles north of Muenster.

4:40pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING remains in effect for Northwestern Wise County until 5:15 pm. Storm located near Chico moving NE at 45 mph, quarter size hail possible.

4:38pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS for Southeastern Jack County, Palo Pinto County and Western Parker County until 5:30 pm. Golf ball size hail and 60 mph winds possible. Will stay W and NW of metro until this evening.

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4:33pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Wise County until 5:15 pm. Ping pong ball size hail possible and winds up to 60 mph. Severe T-Storms will be near Alvord and Decatur around 4:40 pm.

4:27pm

This cell really wrapping around on the rear flank. Large hail possible north end of Lake Bridgeport to Alvord.

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4:21pm

Weather Advisory for Comanche County, Eastland County, Erath County and Palo Pinto County. Strong T-Storms 20 miles west of Mineral Wells moving northeast at 35 mph.

4:18pm

Thunderstorm Warning on this cell moving NE at 50 mph into St. Joe, large hail in cell.

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4:15pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Southwestern Montague County until 5 pm. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING remains in effect for Northwestern Wise and Jack Counties until 4:30 pm.

4:10pm

Ping pong size hail or larger possible with this cell in Wise County. Same for cell in eastern Montague County.

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4:03pm

Bowie reports 1.50 inch hail.

4:00pm

Line of severe weather will stay W, NW of DFW until this evening. Tornado threat higher along Red River over next three hours.

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3:58pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Cooke County and Eastern Montague County until 5 pm. Severe T-Storm capable of ping pong ball size hail located seven miles northwest of Forestburg moving NE at 40 mph.

3:49pm

Weather Advisory for Southern Jack County and Palo Pinto County. Cell moving NE at 45 mph.

3:45pm

Hail in Bowie now one inch. Severe cell producing hail, moving NE-50mph across central Montague County.

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3:39pm

Bowie reports penny sized hail.

3:39pm

Jack County and Northwestern Wise County under SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING until 4:30 pm.

3:34pm

Dual Pol shows the hail spike from the severe cell over Bowie. Pea sized hail reported moments ago.

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3:32pm

Amateur Radio reports 1.75 inch hail in Jacksboro.

3:28pm

Several reports of golf-ball size hail with this cell entering the SW corner of Montague County.

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3:24pm

T-Storm Warning for Montague County until 4 pm. Hail core heading right toward Bowie.

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3:19pm

Reports of one inch hail in North Jacksboro from 3:09 pm.

3:13pm

T-Storm Warning NE Jack County and NW Wise County until 3:45pm. 60mph winds and golf ball sized hail possible.

We are under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM Watch until 11pm. KTVT Street Level

A line of storms is already producing T’Storm Warnings this afternoon over Young, Jack and Stephens Counties. Quarter size hail and 60 mph winds are the main threat.

The line should hang over our Northwest counties for the balance of the day. By evening we’ll have some better upper air support move into north Texas. The “sweet spot” is just ahead of the area shaded in red just E, NE of the bottom of the trough.

500mb Energy EURO

FutureSky Forecast puts the line into the metro area by later tonight. Here is how the computer model looks at 11pm:

NTX FutureCast 12kmA

We’ll be in the weather center through the night watching this line. Join us at 6pm on CBS11 for a live report. Follow me on @cbs11jeffrey for the up-to-the-minute Tweets on the severe weather.

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