Showers and thunderstorms will develop initially over the Texas Panhandle late Thursday night in response to a potent upper-level trough digging into the Great Plains. These thunderstorms will begin to reach portions of North Texas west of U.S. Highway 281 during the very early morning hours Friday. These thunderstorms will approach the I-35 corridor and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by morning, and push east of the Metroplex and into Central and East Texas during the afternoon hours. The severe weather threat will be low, but damaging wind gusts and small hail will be possible. The tornado threat is expected to remain very low, but an isolated tornado or two cannot be completely ruled out. Finally, the flash flooding threat should be low given the recent dry conditions, but minor flooding may still be possible in flood-prone areas.