National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Light winds and relative humidity values near 100 percent in the vicinity of a slow-moving warm front have caused visibilities to drop. A Dense Fog Advisory has therefore been issues for the gray- shaded area, where visibilities will occasionally fall to a quarter mile or less. Conditions should improve early Saturday morning as an upper level disturbance approaches ans scattered showers develop. The Advisory may be adjusted depending on the movement of the front.
There will be a threat for strong to severe storms starting Saturday morning as a line develops across our western counties. The initial threat will be from large hail, but as the line moves east and encounters increasing surface-based instability with a little surface heating, the threat for damaging winds and even a few tornadoes will increase.
A Flood Watch is in effect through noon Saturday for much of North Texas. Additional rainfall accumulations of one to three inches can be expected through Saturday morning, with locally higher amounts possible. Soils are saturated across North Texas, and any additional rainfall will result in rapid runoff, likely leading to flooding.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms will linger tonight (Friday night) with a continued threat for heavy rainfall and flooding. Therefore, the Flood Watch will remain in effect tonight and continue through midday Saturday north of a line from Canton to Stephenville. Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid 30s in the northwest to some 60s in the southeast.
A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop Saturday morning out west and march eastward across the area into the afternoon and early-evening hours. Best chance for severe weather will be to the northwest during the morning hours and will shift to the eastern counties in the afternoon and evening.
Join us to our next SKYWARN Class on Saturday February 24th from 9 AM through 4 PM in Denton, TX. . We will host both Basic and Advanced classes at the Texas Woman's University (Margo Jones Performance Hall). Classes are FREE and there is no registration needed. We will see you there!

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April 3rd 2012 Severe Weather Outbreak

Johnson County Tornado

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth have given portions of the damage near Joshua a preliminary rating of EF-1, with estimated wind speeds up to 100 mph.  The tornado had a path length of 1.1 miles and a maximum width of 60 yards.  Additional information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Johnson County Tornado

Tornado Damage near Joshua, Texas

This residential structure is located along FM-3048 east of Hwy 174, or 3 miles south southeast of Joshua in northern Johnson County.  This EF-1 damage is near the beginning of the tornado's path.