Increasing Severe Risk For North Texans Today?

9:00 AM CDT | April 30, 2019

PLEASE READ: There is a risk for severe weather this afternoon and into tonight for parts of the state. The latest data has trended toward more warm sector storms closer to the I-35 corridor of North Texas. This is in addition to storm development farther west, near the frontal boundary/dryline.

If we indeed see surface-based storm development across North Texas by mid to late afternoon, all types of severe weather would be possible as this activity lifts north and northeast. The current outlook has a slight risk highlighted for areas near/north of a Paris, to DFW, to Eastland line with a marginal risk to the south. If the latest trends verify, I would anticipate an expansion of the slight risk toward the south and east.

Nothing is set in stone, but I did want to communicate what I am seeing. Not everyone in the risk areas will indeed see severe weather. It does mean that there is the potential for it, though. There is no need to be anxious. Just keep an eye on the weather, and make sure you have a way to get the latest watch and warning info.

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SPC Day 1 Outlook Valid Today, April 30, 2019