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Severe thunderstorms possible from the upper Midwest to the lower Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, a few tornadoes and some hail are expected across much of Arkansas and southern Missouri Wednesday. Isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging wind are also expected across Illinois during the day and across the lower Mississippi Valley overnight. Heavy rain with localized flooding is also possible in these areas. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Apr. 26, 2017 at 6:48:17 am CDT

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for parts of North and Central TX until 1 PM this afternoon. The main threats are large hail and damaging winds. However, a tornado cannot be ruled out.
North winds 20 to 25 mph, with gusts in excess of 35 mph at times will occur behind a strong cold front by this afternoon. Winds should settle down quickly by nightfall, as surface high pressure settles into the region. High-profile vehicles on area highways will need to use extreme caution, as well as boaters on open waters of area lakes this afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms will develop along a cold front as it pushes into the area this morning. Some storms could become severe, particularly in areas east and north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Large hail and damaging winds would be the main threats in any severe storms, though an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Cooler and windy conditions are expected this afternoon behind the cold front, with storms moving off to the east.
Another storm system will approach the region on Friday. A cap will be in place Friday afternoon, and most lift looks to remain displaced to the west and north of our region. As a result, the potential coverage of storms is uncertain at this time, but coverage should remain fairly low during the afternoon. However, any storms that develop would likely become severe quickly in a very unstable airmass and be capable of all severe hazards. The highest threat for severe weather looks to be near and north of the Red River Friday evening and overnight. More widespread storms are forecast on Saturday, and this will put most of our area under a threat for severe weather. It is too early to get into specifics at this time, however.

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