9:45 AM CDT | December 19, 2017
Showers and thunderstorms continue to develop this morning and lift toward the northeast. Dallas-Love Field has already reported 1.76" of rain over the last several hours. Activity will increase in coverage and strength this afternoon, particularly along and east of the I-35 corridor. The SPC has a Marginal Risk from East Central Texas through Northeast/East Texas. This is much more in line with what was discussed here yesterday. The strongest cells should focus near the warm front which will make it through the I-20 corridor this afternoon and eventually into the I-30 corridor by this evening. Damaging Winds, Quarter-size Hail, and even a brief Tornado will be possible with the strongest cells later today. Expect some adjustments to the risk area as it unfolds. While widespread Severe Weather is not expected, it is still a good idea for those in and near the risk area to have a way to get the latest warning info.
This is a look at the latest radar loop for the region. Some localized flooding is likely later this afternoon and evening, especially in Northeast Texas. Isolated rainfall amounts in excess of 4 inches is expected in this part of the state. You can get the latest updates on the blog and Facebook page!