8:20 PM CDT | April 3, 2019
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for far Northwest Texas, but it will likely be canceled soon as activity shifts away. Earlier, severe storms impacted parts of the Texas Panhandle and far Northwest Texas. The worst reports were to the north of Childress or, more specifically, from west of Memphis to near the Oklahoma state line. Within this corridor, hail the size of quarters (1.00"), golf balls (1.75"), and hen eggs (2.00") fell. There is a marginal risk of severe weather overnight and into Thursday morning across Northeast Texas. Large hail is the primary concern with any isolated severe storms. The risk continues after daybreak on Thursday and will increase across far East Texas. This is where the SPC has highlighted a slight risk for severe weather. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary hazards on Thursday, but an isolated tornado is possible - mainly in the slight risk area.
Another system is expected to begin impacting the state by Friday evening. This weather-maker will bring more widespread storms to the state than its predecessor. The greatest rain chances will be across the eastern half of the Lone Star State. There will be at least some potential for severe weather Friday evening through the weekend, but the details are still being ironed out. We should have a better handle on this system and its impacts by Friday morning, once the US Upper Air Network (weather balloon network) is able to get a good sample of the system. All I can say is, it's spring time in Texas. Keep an eye on the forecast and plan accordingly.
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