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Thunderstorms are increasing in coverage across roughly the eastern half of the region this afternoon. Strong and severe storms will be possible in the yellow area roughly along and east of Interstate 35/35W; however the greatest concern for severe storms is in the red area along and east of a line from Bonham to Fairfield. The threats with any severe storms will be damaging winds, a tornado or two, and hail.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to begin develop this afternoon near Interstate 35/35E over the eastern Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. These storms will track east through the afternoon and evening hours. Some of these thunderstorms will be severe, with damaging wind gusts expected to be the main hazard. A few tornadoes will also be possible.
A Tornado Watch has been issued for portions of Central and North- Central Texas, in effect through 11:00 PM Sunday evening. This watch includes the cities of Paris, Greenville, Canton, Corsicana, and Palestine. A Tornado Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. In addition to the tornado threat, there is also a threat for damaging wind gusts. People in and around the watch area should stay tuned to the latest weather information and should be prepared to act should a warning be issued for their location.
With fire weather concerns both today and Monday, it is important to emphasize that a majority of wildfires in Texas are caused by humans and their activities. Do NOT toss lit cigarettes on the ground. Do NOT drag tow chains on the ground. Do NOT park/drive over tall grass. Do NOT leave a campfire unattended. Do NOT burn unnecessarily. Check local burn bans/fire danger. Check the latest weather forecast. Contact law enforcement or the fire department if you smell smoke or see fire.
A cold front early Monday morning will usher in cooler (but seasonal) temperatures that will prevail throughout the workweek. Increasing clouds and rain chances will return on Friday in advance of the next cold front.

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