NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for many counties in the CBS 11 Viewing Area. Counties in the watch area are Bell, Bosque, Collin, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hamilton, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Lampasas, Mclennan, Mills, Navarro, Parker, Rains, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise Counties.
The stage is set for an active weather evening across North Texas, from likely the hottest afternoon of the year so far.READ MORE: Tarrant County DA Warns About ID Theft, Unemployment Benefits Scam
The last time we were this warm was more than six-months ago… in the middle of October 2020.
That hot and very humid afternoon will provide more than enough fuel for storms to really take off by early this evening ahead of a cold front.Houston Area Leaders Pass Resolution In Support Of Pardoning George Floyd For 2004 Drug Arrest
The severe threat for storms has gone up since this morning with teh Tornado Watch now in effect.
All modes of severe weather will be at play: very large hail (golf ball to baseball size), damaging winds, and even a few tornadoes. The most likely timeframe for this activity is 6 PM until midnight. Storms overnight are likely to quickly weaken as the cold front passes east.
Tuesday will see a sharp change in weather with gradual clearing, low humidity, and temperatures running about 20 degrees cooler than today with highs only in the 70s.MORE NEWS: Flooding, Intense Lightning Possible In North Texas Tuesday Afternoon
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