Active Stretch For West Texas; Tropical Trouble Next Month?

9:00 AM CDT | May 23, 2019

Severe Thunderstorms are expected across the Texas Panhandle and parts of West/Northwest Texas over the next few days. There is an Enhanced Risk today for parts of the state. There is a risk for Strong Tornadoes near and to the east and northeast of Amarillo. A Tornado Risk will exist elsewhere across the Enhanced and Slight Risk areas, but that is where the most favorable conditions will likely set up. Otherwise, there is the possibility for Very Large Hail and Damaging Winds.

By Tuesday, the risk for Severe Thunderstorms will shift farther east into parts of North/Central Texas. There are signs we could also see some tropical moisture in the Gulf of Mexico at the start of June. Hurricane season begins June 1st, so it would not be unusual to have to monitor conditions in the gulf this time of year. The weather pattern that has been cycling since fall does favor lower surface pressures in the gulf by Days 8-10. Nothing is guaranteed, but it is something to watch when we get closer.

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