UPDATE: THREAT FROM FRIDAY’S STORMS HAS PASSED.
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The threat of severe weather continues into the evening. North Texas is under a Thunderstorm Watch until 8p.
The Storm Prediction Center puts two separate areas of North Texas under “enhanced” threat status, our eastern counties (late day/early evening) and our Red River counties (later this evening).
We’ve already had 1″ hail with storms that moved over Collin and Hunt counties. Stronger storms are expected as we close the day.
Futurecast shows by 5pm the threat shifting to our eastern counties (that might be a little fast).
Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats. There is a small risk for tornado activity.
By 9pm we are expecting a cold front to trigger another round of strong or severe storms along our northern tier of counties; from Montague over to Fannin.
The storm threat ends overnight as the front passes through. We’ll have nice weather for the weekend as the skies clear out Saturday. The next chance of severe weather appears mid-week next week. Spring storm season is in full swing.
Stay with CBSN DFW and CBS 11 for the latest updates.
CBS 11 Storm Chaser Jason McLaughlin is in Tarrant County following any severe weather that may impact the area.