10:00 PM CDT | October 13, 2018
The remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio will soon exit the state. It brought additional flooding and severe weather to the state over the last 24 hours. There have been several Tornadoes touch down across the state since early this morning. A Tornado struck the south side of Brady around 10:00 AM, according to the sheriff's department. This afternoon, there were reports of a Tornado debris signature and damage in the Hillsboro area. An emergency manager reported a Tornado in Navarro County, on I-45 north of Angus. A storm spotter reported a Tornado in Freestone County, southeast of Teague. Shortly after 5:00 PM, a Tornado was reported on the ground in Henderson with power flashes. While not reflected in the Storm Prediction Center's reports, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth stated that a Tornado touched down near Corsicana this afternoon. When more information is made available on these Tornadoes, it will be shared.
We have one more round of Severe Weather tomorrow, before much colder air flushes the moist, unstable air into the gulf. Today's frontal boundary that lifted to just south of I-20 has been pushed back toward the south. It will settle across Central/Southeast Texas tonight before retreating northward on Sunday. This will allow instability to return to North Central Texas, especially if we see some breaks in the cloud cover. The Storm Prediction Center has a Slight Risk for much of North Central Texas on Sunday.
The current thinking is that a line of showers and thunderstorms will develop along the cold front in western North Texas by mid to late afternoon. The shallow cold front will have a tendency to undercut the developing updrafts, but storms that can stay just ahead of the front will be capable of Damaging Winds, Large Hail, and even a brief Tornado where surface winds are locally backed out of the south-southeast. Just behind the front, hail and gusty winds will be possible with the strongest storms. A few Severe Storms are expected tomorrow, but I do not anticipate widespread Severe Weather given the tendency for cells to be undercut by the cold front. Otherwise, flooding can be expected over the next few days as several rounds of rain sweep across the area.
For the latest local weather information for your area, please visit the National Weather Service website. I will probably not have enough time to write a discussion on the blog tomorrow morning, but I will update the Facebook page during the day. I urge you to also join the Facebook Group via the "Visit Group" button on the Facebook page. The reason I am posting a majority of the updates in the group is because it reaches a greater percentage of people. They consider pages to be more "commercial" in nature, and groups to be more community-oriented. This means that they do not reduce the reach of the posts to try and force page owners to purchase advertising. The group is also a great place to share your weather pictures!