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A Powerful Storm System To Impact the Southern Plains through the Gulf Coast

A vigorous storm system will develop over the southern Plains today, bringing strong winds and fire weather concerns from southeast New Mexico to south Texas, as well as a risk of severe storms and heavy rainfall from the ArkLaTex to the central Gulf Coast. The severe storm and heavy rainfall threat will spread across the Southeast on Friday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Dec. 13, 2018 at 12:52:18 pm CST

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A Winter Storm Advisory is in effect for the shaded areas, generally along and west of U.S 281 from Jacksboro, to Mineral Wells, to Evant from 3 PM Thursday thru 9 AM Friday. Even though temperatures should remain at or just above freezing, the rain mixing with wet snow, or possibly transitioning to all snow will likely cause impacts across this area. Snow accumulations up to 3 inches possible.
A Wind Advisory is in effect from 3 PM today through Noon Friday for much of North and Central Texas. Northerly winds will increase between 25 and 35 mph with some gusts 50 to 55 mph possible west of a Sherman-Ennis-Marlin line.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected through the day. Although most storms will remain below severe limits, a few strong to severe storms will be possible this afternoon with the best chances along and east of a line from Sherman to Canton to Palestine. Large hail and damaging winds will be primary hazards.
Strong winds will arrive later this afternoon and evening. Here's the latest timing of the strongest winds. Expect wind gusts up to 45-50 mph along and west of the I-35 corridor.
A rain/snow mix is possible across the western portions of the region. In our far western counties, a change over to all snow will be possible, particularly in higher elevations. Here is the timing of the arrival of the snow and/or wintry mix. Areas near and east of the I-35 corridor have lower potential for a changeover.
Remember to only use trusted sources for your weather updates. Be wary of what you see posted on social media platforms regarding the storm system late this week and with any wintry weather potential Thursday night and Friday.

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