Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for areas west and northwest of the DFW Metroplex until 11pm tonight. It does include Denton, Wise and Parker counties.
The storms that form will be isolated super-cells in nature. We’re not expecting widespread storms, but the ones that do form could be very strong with large hail up to golf ball size, 70 mph winds and, least likely, an isolated tornado. The best chance of seeing anything, again, is west/northwest of the DFW area.
The storm threat will be over by 10 or 11pm tonight. It will be quiet overnight and rain-free in North Texas for Tuesday. But areas out to our west closer to Wichita Falls down to San Angelo could see some isolated strong storms.
By Wednesday, a cold front and dryline will get closer to North Texas. By Wednesday afternoon, scattered severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop over North Texas. These could produce large hail and damaging wind Wednesday afternoon and evening. A MODERATE RISK for severe weather is in effect for most of central Oklahoma and SE Kansas…this area is forecast to have a much higher threat for tornadoes Wednesday afternoon & evening.
The best chance of rain overall will be Wednesday night into Thursday as a strong cold front arrives. Storms should push east by lunchtime Thursday, but it will be MUCH COLDER for Thursday with temperatures staying in the 50s with a strong northwest wind. Get ready for a big change this week in temperatures!