National Weather Service Update:
A significant severe weather outbreak is possible across North and Central Texas later today, including the DFW Metroplex and Waco, Temple and Killeen areas. This image shows forecast or simulated radar returns in an effort to convey how we think this event will unfold across the area today. 1. From sunrise to noon, we expect a line of storms to move south from Oklahoma and cross the red river shortly after sunrise. This line will continue east towards the I- 35 corridor and I-20 corridor west of I-35 through noon. These storms will likely NOT be severe, although we will be watching these storms closely through the morning hours. 2. The line of mainly elevated storms is expected to more or less dissipate and scattered supercell thunderstorms are expected to develop near the DFW area and southwest right around noon. These storms may become severe quickly after developing. 3. From noon to 4 pm, supercell thunderstorms are expected to mature, and will be in a good environment to produce tornadoes. This is the primary time we expect a high threat for very large hail and tornadoes. These storms could affect the DFW Metroplex and heavily populated Waco, Killeen, Temple areas as well. 4. The scattered supercells are expected to combine into one large line by the late afternoon hours. Once in a line, these storms will accelerate to the southeast away from North and Central Texas. The line of storms will be capable of producing 70 mph straight line winds once developed.