Late Season Severe Storms Target North Texas Today

10:00 AM CDT | June 23, 2018

Severe Storms developed late yesterday from the Texas Panhandle into parts of Kansas. This activity merged into a large cluster that tracked through Oklahoma last night. Check out the Severe Weather Reports from 7 AM Saturday to 7 AM this morning. There was a confirmed Tornado to the south of Beaver in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Winds as high as 80 MPH were reported in the Texas Panhandle yesterday evening. This activity sent an outflow boundary into North Texas early this morning. This feature will retreat northward to the Red River this afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center has a Slight Risk for areas generally near and north of I-20/30 through tonight. A Marginal Risk extends into North Central Texas. At least widely scattered storms are expected to develop late this afternoon and early evening from Northwest Texas into Central Oklahoma. Quarter to Golf Ball-size Hail, Damaging Winds, and even a Tornado or two will be possible. Later this evening, the model guidance is split. The non-high resolution guidance shows storms falling apart to the north and west of Dallas-Fort Worth. The high resolution guidance, however, suggests that storms will form into a cluster and impact much of North Texas this evening and overnight. If the latter scenario verifies, there would be the possibility for a few Severe Storms. Damaging Winds would become the primary concern with any cluster late this evening.

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