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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Radar 5:00 am Wednesday

North and Central Texas

Today and Tonight
A line of thunderstorms will move across North and Central Texas this morning. Some of these thunderstorms will be severe, with damaging wind gusts to 70 mph being the primary hazard. Isolated instances of hail to quarter size and brief spin-up tornadoes are also possible. Other threats include a short window for heavy rainfall and minor flooding, as well as increasing cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.

Expect thunderstorms to begin impacting the I-35 corridor, including the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Waco, Temple, Killeen markets, and the Sherman-Denison area east of I-35/35E in the 4:00 am to 8:00 am time frame. The threat for severe weather should exit far eastern parts of North-Central Texas by mid-morning, though occasional lightning strikes will remain possible.

Gusty west to northwest winds will develop by the early afternoon across North and Central Texas. You can expect sustained winds of around 25 mph with gusts to over 35 mph and create hazardous driving conditions for high-profile vehicles, particularly on north-to-south-oriented highways. It will also create dangerous situations on area lakes.

Thursday through Tuesday

Very windy and hazardous conditions are expected Thursday and Thursday evening, with Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts over 40 mph possible. It will continue windy into Friday morning, but speeds should come down to between 15 to 20 mph and at times wind more than 30 mph.

Elevated fire weather conditions may occur Thursday afternoon across western North and Central Texas.

Low thunderstorm chances return Monday night and Tuesday, mainly along and north of I-20 without severe weather.


The NWS could request limited spotter activation through mid-morning, as a line of intense to severe storms moves quickly east across the area.

South-Central and Southwest Arkansas, North-Central and Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, East, and Northeast Texas.

Today and Tonight

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible areawide today, as a strong cold front moves east across the region. The threat looks to begin as early as daybreak in our western zones of east Texas, with the best chance of severe weather along and south of the I-20 corridor. The primary threats associated with this line are damaging winds and possibly an isolated tornado or two. After the danger diminishes Wednesday evening as the cold front departs to the east, gusty west/northwest winds can be expected overnight and into the day Thursday, with some gusts reaching as high as 40 mph.

Thursday through Tuesday

Strong gusty winds will remain possible under a tight pressure gradient through Saturday. As a result, wind headlines will likely be issued in the wake of the severe weather today. At times, winds may be sustained over 20 mph, with gusts over 40 mph possible.


There may be a need to activate emergency management personnel, amateur radio operators, and storm spotters throughout Wednesday.