3:00 PM CDT | April 27, 2018
It has been a relatively quiet start to Tornado Season in the Plains this year. Oklahoma has yet to record a Tornado this year! This is a record slow start for them. This will likely change next week as a weather pattern much more favorable for Supercells and Tornadoes develops. Texas Storm Watch has been discussing this for weeks now. A trough will organize in the Western United States this weekend. A few pieces of energy will track into the Plains next week. The Severe Risk Sunday through Tuesday will be focused in the Central High Plains. The risk will extend as far south as the Texas Panhandle and Northwest Texas. The risk should migrate south and east on Wednesday. At least some risk will continue through Thursday and possibly Friday.
Right now, the Texas Panhandle and Northwest Texas will see storm chances return late this weekend and early next week. North Texans will see storm chances return late Tuesday, but the better chances will be Wednesday and Thursday. Central and Eastern Texas will also see increasing storm chances mid to late next week. Some Severe Storms are expected across parts of Texas next week. The forecast will be refined in the upcoming days, so be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and check back for updates!